The University of Minnesota Extension has developed a Farms and Woodlands program especially for landowners who want to get the most out of every acre of their land.

This comprehensive education program teaches landowners about the importance of an ecosystem-centered approach to farm and woodland management.

Twelve self-paced modules are offered online. Each module contains exercises and group discussions. Complete the work on your schedule, while still contributing to group learning. Three in-person meetings and two virtual meetings will be held to help answer your questions and to provide an opportunity to meet with and learn from professionals and fellow landowners.

After completing the Farms and Woodlands program, land owners will know how to make property more resilient; have at least one on-the-ground project which can be implemented; and have contacts for assistance.

Registration is now open. A rate of $120 includes the first two family members. Additional members may register for $50. Members of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association can register at a $25 discount.

For more information, contact Matt Russell at or (612) 626-4280.

This article was submitted by University of Minnesota Extension.