Mentors matter for new farmers
Published on February 28, 2023
Michigan Sustainable Farm Mentors program connects 42 beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmers.
New video series shares tips for farmers selling to local restaurants, retailers and institutions
Published on January 24, 2023
Hear insights from 14 farmers, food entrepreneurs and marketing experts.
SARE resources available to everyone
Published on January 4, 2023
Looking for practical information on sustainable farming and ranching, or for training opportunities?
Toolkit for starting a great farm mentorship program
Published on December 21, 2022
Farm educators can find templates to connect beginning farmers with mentors.
Congratulations to the 2022 MSU Organic Farmer Training Program graduates!
Published on November 21, 2022
Eleven beginning and aspiring farmers write business plans, visit 26 farms, and learn hands-on farming skills.
Visit 26 innovative farms with new farmers in the MSU Organic Farmer Training Program
Published on October 31, 2022
Organic Farmer Training Program participants are learning to farm by seeing what is possible.
Michigan SARE Mini Grants support training for farm educators
Published on October 26, 2022
Apply now for grants up to $1,500.
MSU Organic Farmer Training Program now in Detroit and East Lansing
Published on September 16, 2022
New partnership with Keep Growing Detroit leads to a hands-on learning site.
Grants available for sustainable agriculture research and education
Published on September 6, 2022
SARE annual grant request issued.
Beginning farmer educators: Take our survey
Published on March 31, 2022
Tell us about your experiences as an educator to help improve the quality of beginning farmer education in Michigan.
Sign up now for the 2022 MSU Organic Farmer Training Program
Published on January 31, 2022
Hands-on, goal-oriented learning beginning March 7, 2022.
Second careers in sustainable agriculture
Published on January 18, 2022
MSU Organic Farmer Training Program and other MSU programs welcome retirees and career-shifters starting farms.
MSU Organic Farmer Training Program graduates grow their farm vision
Published on December 23, 2021
Nineteen talented beginning and aspiring farmers gain skills to grow food and community.
USDA grant will engage Michigan farmers to create trainings for beginning farmers
Published on November 3, 2021
This collaborative project is engaging community-based beginning farmer programs and beginning farmers to create educational resources and trainings for educators in Michigan.
Solar Well Irrigates SOF fields in collaboration with Biosystems Engineering
Published on September 20, 2021
A blog post from student crew member who merged his work at the SOF with an internship in his Biosystems Engineering major.
Student Organic Farm is now offering their Fall CSA
Published on August 17, 2021
The Community Supported Agriculture seasonal membership is available now.
Beginning farmers, We’ve got news for you!
Published on June 11, 2021
New and beginning farmers can sign up to receive a new monthly newsletter catered to their needs.
MSU student helps create inclusive space for her peers
Published on November 19, 2020
Nevaeh Marshall was awarded a CANR ODEI scholarship for her work in sharing Native traditions and creating welcoming environments for others.
MSU Student Organic Farm 2019 Annual Report
Published on June 2, 2020
MSU Student Organic Farm enhances scholarship, research, and education in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
MSU Student Organic Farm offers two programs for beginning and aspiring farmers
Published on June 2, 2020
Sign up now for the online MSU Farm Business Plan Accelerator or the 2021 Organic Farmer Training Program.