New Farmer U

Jumpstart your farm business at the all-in-one beginning farmer conference!

Dreaming of farming? Already have a couple of Schedule Fs under your belt?

New Farmer U will help you learn the latest field and financial aspects of farming. Learn from experts, ask all your burning questions and network with peers in a small and supportive setting.


$125 for training, lodging & all meals | $25 discount for farm partners

Add Fearless Farm Finances or Food Safety workshop to Friday for just $25—that’s half-price!



Groups of 5 or more:  Get a $50/person discount by registering as a group.


Refund policy:  You may request a refund (minus a $25 processing fee) by Dec. 4 if you cannot make this conference.


Farm Machinery 101


New Farmer U – Illinois | Dec. 8-10, 2017

Registration Deadline: November 30

MOSES and Renewing the Countryside are excited to partner with Angelic Organics Learning Center to bring New Farmer U to Illinois!

New Farmer U kicks off Friday night with beginning farmer networking opportunities, and goes through Saturday and Sunday. The weekend training includes your choice of 90-minute hands-on workshops and round table discussions, as well as local and organic food, dorm-style lodging, and social networking fun. Saturday’s general session includes a panel of regional farmers in their first ten years of farming answering the question, “What would you do differently and keep the same in your first five years?” New Farmer U events also include an exhibit hall of helpful folks with resources and relevant information for beginning farmers.

Check out the agenda, workshops and presenters below:

Illinois New Farmer U Schedule


New Farmer U – Wisconsin | April 27-29, 2018

MOSES and Renewing the Countryside are excited to partner with Land Stewardship Project to bring New Farmer U home to Wisconsin! Prepare yourself for a weekend of learning and networking with other farmers at a lovely outdoor learning center in the Wisconsin Dells. Consider taking a full-day pre-course about farm finances or compliance with new food safety laws. Stay tuned for details on registration, workshop topics, and presenters.

Join us to jump-start your farm!

Email Jennifer Nelson ( for more info.

Completed Events

New Farmer U – Iowa | Nov. 10-12, 2017

Check out the agenda, workshops and presenters:

Iowa New Farmer U program


New Farmer U is supported by NIFA, USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (2015-70017-24092).










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