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Online Courses

  • Getting Started with Backyard Chickens - This short course walks participants through how to order, care for and protect your new flock. The course covers brooding chicks, appropriate feeders and waterers and coop construction tips.
  • Introduction to High Tunnels e-Course - This self-directed, online course covers all aspects of constructing, owning and operating a high tunnel. Throughout the course, you will learn how to properly select a site location, test your soils, determine what crops to grow in your high tunnel, expected costs and potential returns from your high tunnel and resources to help in the process.


  • MarketReady - MarketReady is a one-day workshop to help Iowa farmers sell food to restaurants, grocery stores, food service buyers, and schools.