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Training opportunities for the next generation of food and farming leaders in agroecology

Training in Applied Agroecology Program (TAAP)

– Engaging, online-only Agroecology curriculum and live sessions, that prompts hands-on training while employing a popular education model that pulls from students’ lived experiences to inform their curiosity, inquiry and work in Agroecology, Farming & Food Systems.

Current Certificate offerings:

  • Introduction to AgroecologyThe certificate course includes assignments, discussions, and professional development activities. Students complete 8 sessions, typically over two months, and assignments.  We use Google classroom to facilitate course materials, assignment submissions, and meet virtually via Zoom.

    Key course themes include: (1) Food Sovereignty, (2) Food Systems, (3) Participatory Action, (4) Land Defense, (5) Sustainable Agroecosystems, (6) Agroecological Practices.


    Additional resources available, focused on: (1) Business Planning, and (2) Introduction to Grant Writing.

TAAP cost: TBD as we redesign and plan a relaunch.

TAAP was originally funded by the 2501 Program provided by the USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement and concluded in March 2023. MESA is developing a course fee model that will be announced in our newsletter. Join our newsletter here to receive program updates and announcements!

  • 2023 Opportunity: WWOOF-USA sponsors 20 Future Farmer Grant Recipients to receive a $2000 grant to train on a WWOOF farm in the United States. MESA is providing the TAAP: introduction to agroecology course for all grant recipients via our partnership. You can learn more about our partnership here.



2501 Program funding for TAAP provided by the USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement