Course Directory

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Build A Bubbler

The bubble washer effectively washes produce by loosening dirt and bugs, mixing the crop thoroughly, and cooling the product completely… all without bruising or tearing! Learn the quickest way to size, build, and use a bubble washer to clean your crops for a premium product!

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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.

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Build Your Own Microgreen Kits

In this training, we cover everything you need to start selling microgreen kits to your customers- from seed to supplies to labels- it's all here!

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Perfect Indoor Transplant System

We’ll walk you through the exact system we use to consistently grow robust indoor transplants

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Dry Your Greens

We provide a better way to dry greens so you sell more of a premium product. We tell you what washing machine to buy or find (we’ve identified 10 models so far), the exact measurements to use when cutting the materials, and how to make it safe and easy to use.

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SFU RIPEN Formula For Success

This area provides the core training content of the Small Farm University. 

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Behind the Scenes

An in-depth look at operations on featured farms. Available only to SFU members.

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Farm Consult Recaps

Highlights of consults at farms across the United States and Canada. Available only to SFU members.

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Special Live Trainings

A wealth of training on many topics - only available to Small Farm U members!

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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.

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Finding Your Perfect Farm Property

Whether you are renting or purchasing, take time to vet the farm property and how it fits your business needs.

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Fund Your Farm

Walk through the different options for funding your farm - whether a startup operation or a thriving farm that needs capital improvements.

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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.

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Winter Growing Success

How to make this season a pleasurable and profitable one!

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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.

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Thriving Farmer Mushroom Summit

This summit is your go-to for mushrooms! With over 27 speakers, spread out into 3 distinct days of content, plus some bonus sessions! 

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E-Mail Marketing

Email marketing is still highly effective and here we walk you through how to get started or further expand your knowledge.

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Setup Your First Mushroom Grow

Get ready to grow with the setup that works best for your space!

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Thriving Farmer Summit

This three day summit will teach you all about becoming a thriving farmer! Join 25+ Speakers as they share their knowledge on what you need to start Thriving! 

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More Customers Training

Grow your customer base at farmers markets and online by reaching the right customers the right way

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Farmers Market Success System

Learn how to attract and convert customers by building an unstoppable marketing and business system for your farmers markets!

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Microgreen Basics

Get ready for quick turnaround on a nutrient dense crop! Ray Tyler shares some tips for getting started in microgreens.

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Tunnel Buying Guide

Are you looking to cover more crops? Ray Tyler and Michael Kilpatrick team up to give you their top tips for buying caterpillar and high tunnel! 

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Lettuce Masterclass

Ray Tyler provides his expertise for planning, starting, growing, and harvesting lettuce! 

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Caterpillar Tunnel Success

Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms guides us through setup, management, crops, and irrigation on his completely under-cover operation!

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Backyard Year Round lettuce

This course is all about growing Year Round lettuce in your backyard. Whether you live in Florida or Alaska, we’ll have tips to help you grow lettuce when no-one else can!

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Quickstart Your Shopify 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

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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!

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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!

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Harvest, Post-Harvest, and Storage

A complete course on creating successful systems, a walk-in cooler build, and real-life examples from farms.

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DIY Tunnel Build for Less

A how-to for building your own tunnel from the ground up! Michael guides you step by step through a tunnel build onsite at The Farm on Central, from selecting your site to sourcing your materials. Get some great tips for building your tunnel for less!

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Small Farm Irrigation

Here we focus on setting up an irrigation system that works for your farm and the components needed to do that

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Build Your CSA Landing Page

This course shows exactly what you need to have a beautiful and effective landing page for your CSA! Included are step-by-step breakdowns of 3 REAL, top-notch CSA landing pages and a list compiled of all the key elements yours should have!

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Thriving Farmer Flower Summit

This three-day summit was our largest summit to date! We had so many floral experts, we extended into a bonus day!