New Farmer U

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

Learn from experts, ask all your burning questions and network with peers in a small and supportive setting.


Wisconsin | April 27-29, 2018
Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells

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

Scholarships are available! Apply here by March 1st.

Add Fearless Farm Finances or Food Safety workshop for just $25—half-price!





Farm Machinery 101


New Farmer U – Wisconsin Dells | 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.

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 worked for you 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 these awesome workshops coming to New Farmer U – the Dells!

Farm Business Planning – Paul Dietmann, Compeer Financial 

Land Access 101 + Financing – Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside + Lauren Langworthy, MOSES

Building a Resilient Farm – Presenter TBA

Creative Marketing: Orange Cat Farm Story – Laura Mortimer, Orange Cat Farm

Come and Get it…and Stay Awhile! On-Farm Food Service + Cottage Food Law + Agrotourism  – Lisa Kivirist + John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity, Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside

Farm Mechanics 101 – Tom Manley, MOSES

Multi-Species Grazing – Jacob Marty, Green Fire Farm

Soil Fertility Building – Paul Burkhouse, Foxtail Farm

Packing Shed on a Budget – Presenter TBA

The Business of Flower Farming – Erin Schneider, Hilltop Community Farm

Organic Certification – Chris Barnier

Leadership + Policy – Nick Olson, Land Stewardship Project

Farm Law – Rachel Armstrong, Farm Commons

Balancing Farming + Life – Presenter TBA


Join us to jump-start your farm!

Email Jennifer Nelson ( for more info.

2017 Completed Events

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

Iowa New Farmer U program

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

New Farmer U Illinois Program


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










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