The Next Generation of
Education for Farmers

Learn Online

All courses are designed to be online and self-paced so you can keep farming and start expanding your knowledge today.

Apply On-Farm

Take your lessons to the fields and cultivate your knowledge with hybrid courses that link online learning with on-farm activities.

Connect to Peers

Join a global learning community with engaging private forums, live classrooms, an interactive global farm map.

Expand Your World with Online Courses from MESA

MESA is proud to offer you the next generation of education for farmers. By combining our Virtual Campus with our 20+ years of experience in farmer education, we are committed to creating online courses that are rooted in a spirit of open access and collaboration. You’ll share experiences, celebrate successes,  and drive the conversation about sustainable agriculture strategies with like-minded individuals from around the world

From ecological and technical education to the political and social aspects of agriculture, we’re sure you’ll find a course that takes your agricultural world to the next level. 

I’m so thankful to have been linked with a program that aligns with my values, and has brought me to what I’ve wanted to learn about for so long.” 

– Margaret Spring Cohort 2017

Upcoming Courses


Certificate in Applied Agroecology

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Farm Mapping

Climate Resilience for Farmers

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Organic Seed Production

with organic seed alliance


Farming with Fire

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Learn from MESA’s network:

The top minds at your table

We love collaborating on MESA's online courses because it allows us to connect to young farmers, share our knowledge, and to mentor farmers serious about transitioning to climate friendly agriculture.
Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser
Course Speakers and Mentors
Singing Frogs Farm
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Clara Nicholls
Course Curriculum Developer
UC Berkeley | SOCLA
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Krystin Leach
Course Speaker and Mentor
Namu Farm

What You'll Find Inside

Private Forums

Engage directly with Educators and Peers across the world in your own private discussion rooms.

Global Farm Maps

Drop a pin at your farm and find other like-minded farms and farmers learning with you on our interactive global map.


To support multiple learning styles, course materials are presented in recorded video, live webinars, audio, podcasts, visuals and readings.


Find a mentor, find a mentee. Our courses connect you to the top thinkers and doers around the world so you can grow your knowledge, together.

Applied Activities

By learning online, you can be farming anywhere in the world, but we make sure to include activities you can practice and apply on your farm and community right away.

Add Merit to Farm Work

Earn a Certificates through MESA, share course completion on your resumé, and connect to experts in your field to take your agricultural career to the next level.

Keep Farming. Start learning online.

Agroecology No Till Farming Climate Resilience Organic Seed Production Farming with Fire ...and more