Build Your Ag Skills

Agricultural Skills Course, Spring/Summer 2022

Ag Skills provides a season of hands-on learning for beginning farmers. From building soil to harvest and sales, each class focuses on tangible skills necessary for farming success in the foothills.  Peer-to-peer classes are taught on-farm, by farmers and each includes a farm tour.   Ag Skills courses are geared towards commercial farmers and are a great way to network within the farming community and hone your farming skillset.  

Registration for the 2022 Ag Skills Course will be on-line beginning in spring. 
To get on a list to be notified when registration opens, email

Check out the 2021 season of classes for a sample of next year’s classes!

Classes are Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. from June 29th to September 21st.    $22 per class.  $20 per class when you register for 7 or more classes.  $18 per class when you join for more than 7 classes!  Are you are farmworker?  Email for farmworker pricing. 

Join us for any or all of this year’s courses and download 2021 Ag Skills Course Calendar.

“It was so inspirational to see the local farms in action. As a result of all I’ve learned in this series
I’m going to be planting flowers for beneficial insects and for cutting, testing my soil,
and trying out no-till next season!” 2021 Ag Skills student.

Note:  COVID-19 protocols at Ag Skills classes include outdoor venues, social distancing, face masks, and hand hygiene to ensure a safe space for class participants and host farms.


Farm & Ranch Jobs in Nevada County           

Looking for a job in agriculture? Send an email to to get announcements about farm and ranch jobs in Nevada County.  

Looking to hire a farmworker for your farm or ranch?  Send an email to to get a list of interested folks, be listed on our job posting site, and have your post included in our farmer E-news.