FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should take this course?
This course was created for aspiring farmers who see the value in aligning their business with their desired lifestyle and ultimate life goals, in making decisions based upon data and research, and in starting out with a plan rather than just wishful thinking. In other words, for anyone who wants to save time, money and effort as they go into farming.
Who's the course not for?
If you’ve taken our ‘Regenerative Agriculture: Planning & Design’ online course, this course isn’t for you. It’s also not for you if you’re not a self-starter or if you’re wanting personal guidance.
How is this course different than others?
This course is different because it contains data and a comparative analysis of that data that we haven’t seen anywhere else, offering you a way to evaluate how well suited a certain enterprise is for your unique context and situation.
This course is also different because it doesn’t just deal with the what or the how, but emphasises the importance of having a clear holistic context as the foundation for all decision-making.
Start the Right Farm is a way to look at the basis behind your visions and dreams to come down to the concrete foundations for success.
How is this course different than your Reg Ag online course?
Start the Right Farm is built around parts of the Regenerative Agriculture: Planning & Design curriculum. Whilst it also contains custom elements, you don’t need this course if you’ve already gone through our signature training.
We wanted to offer a lower-priced course that supports you in the initial planning phase. You could say that Start the Right Farm is the startup package, whereas Regenerative Agriculture is ‘the whole package’.
Start the Right Farm also offers you a way to get your feet wet before investing in our more costly signature training. This course will help you figure out if farming really suits your dreams and aspirations, and if it does, you can then either move forward from there on your own or enrol in Regenerative Agriculture if you want more tools and support. We offer a discount on Regenerative Agriculture to those who’ve purchased Start the Right Farm.
How is this course different from your book?
Whilst this course is based upon information from my book Regenerative Agriculture, it goes into greater detail, featuring explanatory videos, printable worksheets and not least fillable spreadsheets that we’ve paid an excel expert thousands of euros to develop so that you won’t have to.
What if I don’t have a farm yet?
Whilst those who already have a farm can apply the learnings from this course immediately and directly, you can actually benefit a great deal from going through the course without having a farm yet.
Clarifying your holistic context and understanding what different enterprises entail and require can help you choose a farm that’s right for you.
Likewise, having written a business plan, even one that’s based on guesstimates, will not be wasted work – it will increase your understanding of what it takes to run a business as well as drastically speed up the process of writing a business plan once you actually need it.
What if I’ve already started farming?
If you have a feeling that there’s room for improvement, then this course can help you course correct.
Namely if you’re not satisfied with how your farming business fits with the rest of your life, if you’re not sure whether your current enterprises are the optimal choice for your situation, or if your financial planning could need a bit of tightening up.
What if I’m not 100% sure I want to be a farmer?
Whilst nothing beats actual farming experience when it comes to determining if you want to be a farmer, taking this course is a great way to gain insight into how you want to live your life, how farming fits in with those dreams, and what it takes to run a business.
And watching the Farm Like a Hero episodes is going to give you a unique insight into the many ways that farming can look and feel.
If taking the course confirms for you that you want to farm, that’s great – then you’re ready to take action. If it makes you decide that you don’t want to farm, also great – you just saved yourself a lot of time and money and headache by finding that out before you got started.
Does this course guarantee my success?
Nope. We don’t claim that this course in itself can get you any particular results. It provides a strong decision-making framework, actual data about enterprises that you can use to guide your calculations, and information on how to make a viable plan. If you do the work, then this course can give you a solid starting point.
When and where do the lessons take place?
This course is self-led and entirely online. You’ll have immediate access to all the material, meaning you can watch any lesson where and when you like and go through the course at your own pace (in pyjamas, if you fancy).
When are the modules available?
You’ll have immediate access to all modules.
How long do I have to complete the course?
You have lifetime access to the course, so in theory you have your whole life to complete it. If you want to start a farm, though, we don’t recommend waiting that long.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Afraid not. But you can buy this course year-round, so you have time to save up the money first if you need to.
What's your refund policy?
We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee.
Do you award scholarships?
Yes. Application is open once a year. Keep an eye on our newsletter for information about the next round.
What if I already purchased the Farm Like a Hero Experience?
Then we’d like to thank you by offering you a discount. You can find the coupon code in the Introduction section of the Farm Like a Hero Experience.