Think Regeneration, a national, non-profit coalition of farmers, ranchers, researchers, and industry professionals, is hosting a one-day leadership program on December 1 in Bismarck, ND, dedicated to helping soil-health minded producers interested in developing leadership skills, building stronger relationships, and networking with others. Learn from professional coaches about how to leverage your strengths to make the biggest impact with your farm, CSA business, ranch, or community project.

In North Dakota, more and more farmers are focusing on soil health and leading the way to show how sustainable farming systems can be managed on a large- or small-scale and benefit the consumer. But your work is not easy. That's why this carefully crafted leadership program is focused on developing skills to help you reach your on-farm goals, including but not limited to being a better manager, communicating better with customers, or solving complex processes around organic certification, smart farm growth, soil health improvement, or better marketing.

All registrants receive a free Clifton Strengths assessment, valued at $100! With the help of trained coaches, you will be able to dive into what makes you great, and how to focus your energy on activities that will generate the most impact.

Attendance is limited to 15 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. The program is free through a generous cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This will be the fourth in a series, including previously held programs in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

The Leadership Program will run from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM CT on December 1, 2023, at the North Dakota Heritage Center located at 612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505, followed by a networking happy hour and dinner.

Think Regeneration Leadership Program includes:
  • a defined set of action items to take back to your business/organization,
  • Gallup Strengths coaching by trained professionals,
  • media training by former journalists, and
  • an active problem-solving workshop.

We are excited to announce our program partners, the Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability (FARRMS), who will be leading a Farm Beginnings® Kickoff event on December 2. Farm Beginnings® is a 15-week farmer-led, community-based business course designed to empower North Dakota’s small-scale and sustainable agriculture community. Growers, producers, local food business owners, or those aspiring to be, are invited to apply. Following the Kickoff event on December 2, classes will begin on January 4, 2024, and meet weekly through March 28, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit

North Dakota Heritage Center
612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, North Dakota,58505
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Date & Time
Think Regeneration 
Leadership Program:
Dec. 1, 9:30 AM-7:30 PM CT

FARRMS Farm Beginnings Kickoff:
Dec. 2, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM CT

You will have a short questionnaire to fill out during registration.

If you have any questions, please email Angela Blatt at: [email protected]  
 Official Welcome Invitation Packet 
Download a PDF with information on the program, speakers, sponsors, and venue!
 Join us on December 1 & 2, 2023
We look forward to working with you!

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