Online Farm-Centered Learning Network for Social Change

Revolutionize your agricultural education with our online, multimedia, collaborative learning platform for the global community.

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Collaborating with numerous partner organizations, MESA has launched the Farm-Centered Learning Network for Social Change, a collaborative learning platform where the global community can teach and learn the fundamentals of agroecology.

For busy farmers who want to become better mentors and educators, and for beginning farmers who want to gain practical as well as theoretical knowledge in agroecology and food systems, this groundbreaking and innovative initiative is the first and only of its kind and promises to be an important reference in sharing research and experiences around agroecology and food sovereignty.

Learning about the politics affecting food production globally is something that wasn’t granted to me in a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. 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.” – Maggie, Applied Agroecology course graduate<

We offer the following courses and certificates:

Certificate in Applied Agroecology

A community-sourced curriculum, offering an introduction to the principles and application of ecological agriculture. MESA’s interactive course provides the technical and theoretical toolkit needed to face our increasingly globalized food system. Drawing on agroecology’s ancestral roots in the Global South, you will gain an excellent foundation and join a global community seeking to build a just, agroecological future.  – Join the upcoming cohort now!

MESA Steward Resources Course

For active MESA Stewards training at farms, non-profits, and agricultural businesses throughout the US to complement the hands-on, on-farm experiential learning experience of our International Exchange – For MESA Stewards only

Certificate in Organic Seed Production

MESA partnered with the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) to develop a Seed Internship Program, supporting beginning seed farmers to access comprehensive learning resources, connect with mentors and buyers, and grow a network of experienced seed farms – Join the ProgramJoin the Course and Network

Bay Area Farmer Training Program

For current students of our Bay Area program, this multimedia curriculum considers the technical, business, ecological, political, social, and spiritual considerations of farming – For BAFTP students only

Farmers Building Resilience

MESA partnered with Farmer Campus and CAFF | Farmers Guild to develop a series of courses on supporting California farmers in increasing their resilience. In 2018 “On-Farm Climate Resilience” focused on Agroecological approaches to climate change adaptation. In 2020, “Farmers Build Fire Resilience” supports farmers and ranchers in reducing their risk to Wildfire.