We've got full courses, mini courses, tutorials, live Q+A, intensives, and summits and more!
We invite you to click on any course that interests you to see a preview of the course outline!
And, just so you know, we're adding new courses on a regular basis!!
Our Wildly Popular Summit Series
We get all the leaders of industry, the inspiring farmers like you, to share their knowledge & passion!
Thriving Farmer Summit
This three-day summit, with over 27 speakers, will teach you all about becoming a thriving farmer!
Thriving Mushroom Summit
This three-day summit was a major success, with speakers from across the globe about all things mushrooms!
Our most popular courses in any category!
Start Your Farm Intensive
Flesh out your farm idea, craft your one-page business plan, and discover the right funding options for your business. You can approach this course as a 30 day challenge or work it at your own pace.
Farmers Market Success System
Learn how to attract and convert customers by building an unstoppable marketing and business system for your farmers markets!
Start Your CSA
In this training, we walk through if CSA is for you, how to pick a share type and size, best practices to keep high retention, and a boatload of resources to get you started fast!
Find Your Perfect Farm Property
Whether you are renting or purchasing, take time to vet the farm property and how it fits your business needs.
Build Your Own Microgreen Kits
How to build kits to sell to your customers for them to grow their own microgreens! This course covers everything - including free marketing and label templates!
Our Production Mastery Series
Perfect Indoor Transplant System
A proven system to produce high-quality transplants while saving money, time, and seed.
Ultimate Germination Chamber
How to build a germination chamber for your farm easily and quickly. We stress putting together a low-work, monitored system that gives you peace of mind
Build a Bubbler
Learn the quickest way to size, build, and use a bubble washer to clean your crops for a premium product!
Dry Your Greens
We provide a better way to dry greens so you sell more of a premium product. Get the the materials needed, build steps, and safety tips for this washing machine conversion!
Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Storage
A complete course on creating successful systems, a walk-in cooler build, and real-life examples from farms.
Small Farm Irrigation
Here we focus on setting up an irrigation system that works for your farm and the components needed to do that.
Direct Seeding Primer
Direct seeding is known for heavy pros and cons - we'll walk you through the entire process to help you succeed with seeding!
Get ready for quick turnaround on a nutrient dense crop! Ray Tyler shares some tips for getting started in microgreens.
This is not currently included in SFU and is an independent course created in collaboration with Ray Tyler
Caterpillar Tunnel Success
Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms guides us through setup, management, crops, and irrigation on his completely under-cover operation!
Business Systems & Marketing Courses
It's not all about growing veggies! You need the skills and training to run your business in order to succeed - let us help!
Fund Your Farm
Walk through the different options for funding your farm - whether a startup operation or a thriving farm that needs capital improvements.
Moving Your Farm Online
This course shares several farmers stories of using software to sell their products online as well as how easy it is to use Local Line to set up your first online store.
More Time More Money
Gain time in your business so you can be present for those you love and achieve the difference you want to make in the world.
More Customers Training
Grow your customer base at farmers markets and online by reaching the right customers the right way
Learn all the basics of setting up your e-mail marketing, from setting up your account to email etiquette to analytics
Quickstart Your Shopify Farm Store
Ray and Ashley walk you through setting up your Shopify store for the first time and adding the plugins that allowed it to work for their needs.
SFU RIPEN Formula For Success
The core training content of the Small Farm University and many other resources (masterclasses, mini-sessions, Q&As)
Special Live Trainings
A wealth of training on many topics - only available to Small Farm University members!
Behind the Scenes
An in-depth look at operations on featured farms. Available only to Small Farm University members.
Farm Consult Recaps
Highlights of consults at farms across the United States and Canada. Available only to Small Farm University members.
A farmer, presenter, host, inventor, and online entrepreneur who lives to help entrepreneurs apply business principles and practical, proven solutions to grow their businesses and simplify their lives. He's managed large certified organic farms and businesses, consulted for industry experts, and spoken at dozens of industry conferences.