2016 In-Depth Training Course
SOLD OUT FOR 2016!
Are you ready to start using agriculture to reach out to your community? Or are you interested in being equipped with tools that will empower work you are involved in on the mission field? Do you desire to be a trainer of Foundations for Farming? Then join us for the In-Depth Training Course to be held October 10-11th following the Redeeming the Dirt Conference. All participants in the training must also attend the conference.
The Post Conference In-Depth Training Course is meant to be training for trainers. The conference is a great way to be inspired, encouraged, and exposed to Foundations for Farming and other forms of God-honoring agriculture, but there is limited opportunity for one-on-one training and mentorship. Those who attend the course following the conference will be able to get personalized, specific, and practical training catered to their situation and goals.
This course is perfect for those interested in agriculture as a productive way to serve God, provide for others, and make disciples.
-Anyone with a passion for Jesus who has an interest in agriculture!
The goal of this course is that you come away equipped to train others in Foundations for Farming.
Your trainers will be:
-Noah Sanders, Farmer, trainer, US Rep for FfF.
-Others to be determined.
See our Speaker Page for more info.
While the course will be catered as much as possible to the needs of the participants, the following are some of the things that may be covered/included.
-Detailed introductions; getting to know the participants’ specific needs and expectations; an opportunity to “debrief” from the main conference
-the “Five Giants,” i.e. common reasons given for the inadequacy of conservation farming and rebuttals
-How to get started in conservation agriculture: practical ideas
-Hands-on training in the field.
-In depth agronomy, gardening, composting, field crops, small scale poultry.
-Practice training others.
-How to make a plan for the poor in your community: sharing examples from around the country/world
-Perspectives on ministering and teaching agriculture in an African context
-Some deeper theological issues, e.g. centrality of the Gospel/grace, the four management principles, Isaiah 58, etc.
-Field trip to local family applying FfF.
-Swimming, fishing, and boating on our lake!
Meals and lodging are provided during the course.