2019 Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers

Registration is open for the 2019 Wisconsin School for Beginning Market GrowersJanuary 11-13 on the UW-Madison campus.

Although fresh, local food continues to popular across the U.S., the growing number of small farms demands that new and beginning farmers be savvy and creative in order to be profitable and remain in business.

Our intensive, 3-day workshop provides a comprehensive look at what it takes to start and operate a sustainable business growing and selling fresh vegetables. The school was first launched 21 years ago and emphasizes organic production methods and direct marketing. The program’s instructors include experienced growers and UW faculty and staff.

Because the class is primarily taught by working farmers, practical know-how is the cornerstone of the course. Participants appreciate hearing the real-life stories of experienced growers and being able to network with peers who share their passion for earning a livelihood growing and selling fresh produce.

The WI School for Beginning Market Growers is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Enrollment fees are $315 to $345. A limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify. Pre-registration required.

For more information, contact John Hendrickson at (608) 265-3704 or jhendric@wisc.edu, or visit:

2019 Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers

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