How to Disconnect From the 9-5, Reconnect to Nature, and Make a Living off the Land

Enrollment For Transition to Farming Will Open Soon

We open up enrollment for Transition to Farming a couple of times a year. In the mean time, join the free online workshop and get a sneak peek into the exact 7-step framework we cover in the online course.

What's inside Transition to Farming?

IN-DEPTH INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO TUTORIALS

You will get all the tips, tricks and guidance to become a successful farmer.

UNLIMITED MENTORSHIP

The course gives you direct access to me and I will personally help you overcome the many challenges you are bound to face along the way.

CROP PLANNING TOOLS & TEMPLATES

Fill in the blank templates & step-by-step instructions. Plan, develop, and track a solid production plan.

TECHNICAL SHEETS, GUIDES, TOOLS & MATERIAL RESOURCES

Includes all the additional information to help you start, manage and scale your farm.

EXCLUSIVE STUDENT COMMUNITY FORUM

Share your journey with like-minded people who will be there to support you through the highs and lows of your journey.

ALWAYS UP TO DATE & A LIFETIME ACCESS

Unlike courses that become outdated after a year or even months, this is an expanding course meaning the content will always stay current! Buy once and get access for life.

Connect and study with an experienced farmer

Learning and practicing for over 8 years the ins and outs of farming, Moreno created a proven set of steps and framework enabling people to achieve in record time what others take years to realize and has inspired thousands through his work.


Learn the right techniques & methods

It can be overwhelming and confusing to know exactly where and how you should start and what you should focus on next. By following a tested and reliable framework you will cut through the uncertainties and be assured that every step forward will allow you to get one step closer to creating a thriving farm.


Cut your learning curve in half and save time, energy and effort.

We'll show you the steps, tools and techniques that will allow you to save countless hours of trial and error whilst growing high-quality food. No more second guessing. We'll show you what works, and what doesn't.


Get detailed step-by-step instructions

The short and long-form video lessons supported by the technical sheets, guides and resources will teach you all the crucial steps to go from seedling to selling and from "I don't know where to start" to farming full time.


Working a 9-5? Got kids? We know, life get's busy at times.

Therefore we've designed the course to be a self-paced program. Work on the course whenever it suits YOUR agenda. You can take as much time as needed or go as fast as you'd like. Watch the tutorials, download the resources, engage in the community on any device whenever it suits you and then apply what you learn.

Who is this for?

Beginners

If you have never farmed (or gardened) before but dream of a simpler life and want to make a living off the land, this is for you.

Gardeners & Aspiring farmers

If you have (some) experience growing vegetables, but you aren't doing it commercially yet and would like to 'up your game' and start making an income from your plot of land, this is for you.

People wanting more

If you’re fed up with the 9-5 lifestyle and know there’s so much more to life than doing work you don’t love, this is for you.

What Our Students Are Saying

“I would recommend this course to anyone eager to learn farm management and develop other areas that require a holistic skills set”

Having the whole farming process laid out, spreadsheets, guide for tools, cost estimates… gave me the confidence that I have most of the essential information available regarding starting a farm.

- Tomi N. (Tampere, Finland)

“This course enabled us to double our annual vegetable production and our sales after our first year!”

Moreno’s clear, common sense, and always enjoyable approach to teaching everything from seeding in the nursery to selling our produce has been an in-valuable tool, as well as a continued resource. It has given us the knowledge, tools, and confidence that we will grow and improve every year. We can’t thank Moreno enough!

- Nick & Stephanie B. BARN Farms (Oak Grove, Missouri)

"For people out there who are about to embark in their journey to farming or even for seasoned farmers, I believe this course is a huge help."

“The system Moreno laid down is very thorough (forms, charts, times…) and benefit of practical knowledge and a community group”

Ferenc G. Gyurgyalagos-Tanya, (Hungary)

"I've read books, watched videos, read blogs etc... but what this course offers (not to mention the benefit of feedback!) is a library, a course, archive of all sorts... It is a huge time saver."

It is also very nice to have a comprehensive program that shows me how to do everything from start to finish! “I would absolutely recommend this program!”

- Tucker C. (Oklahoma City, US)

“This course keeps me motivated in investing in myself and in my future.”

For everyone who wants to start a market garden. The information is well presented, has great details and is easy to absorb. It is a very good way to start and work your way up.

- Kay & Dionne P. (Veldhoven, The Netherland)

"The program has helped me starting my own little market garden and has given me the confidence to do so even though I had no previous experience.”

It has showed me effective ways of solving the everyday tasks on my farm and plan them so I can actually earn money and run my business.

- Solveig B. Solveigs Hage (Hjelset, Norway)

With Transition to Farming You'll Get

7

Modules

70+

Videos

20+

Technical Sheets & Guides

Module 1: The Foundation  

A solid foundation for your farm is the number-one factor in achieving success. You can grow amazing tomatoes, but if you have no one to buy them from you, you'll have a very expensive gardening hobby.

 

That's what we're going to avoid in this module. We're going to develop a solid foundation for your farming business and identify WHO you're going to serve, WHAT you're going to grow for them, identify your initial investment costs and more...

 

This module will help you to:

  • Identify what to look for when searching for land (if you don't have one yet)
  • Clarify the journey ahead of you (with our 3-year TTF start-up model)
  • Identify what customers are the most ideal for you to serve in the beginning stages
  • Identify exactly what crops (and quantities) you should grow for them
  • Identify your initial investment cost with our in-depth 'Initial Investment Cost Checklist'
  • And more...

Includes:

  • 15 video lessons
  • Site selection considerations (checklist)
  • Ideal crops for transitioning farmers (information sheet)
  • Farmers market crop selection research (worksheet)
  • CSA crop selection considerations (information sheet)
  • Restaurant crop selection research (worksheet)
  • Word-for-word script for reaching out to customers (information sheet)
  • Wholesale crop selection research (worksheet)
Module 2: Your Farm Design  

Creating a farm design is an important and necessary step in creating a farm that is optimized for efficiency, practicality and ergonomics. In this module you'll be shown how you can easily create a farm design that's focused on increasing the efficiency of the day-to-day tasks allowing your farm to be more profitable, without you needing any previous experience with any complicated software or design skills.

 

This module will help you to:

  • Create an optimized farm design
  • Clarify Create a base and sector analysis map
  • Place the fixed elements onto your farm
  • Design and position your beds in relation to aspect and slope
  • Design your post-harvest station
  • Design your season extension
  • Design your irrigation system
  • And more...

Includes:

  • In-depth video tutorials
  • Introduction to farm design (tutorial)
  • Base & sector analysis map (tutorial)
  • Sector analysis consideration (technical sheet)
  • Essential fixed elements design (tutorial)
  • Bed design (tutorial)
  • Post-harvest station design (tutorial)
  • Season extension design (tutorial)
  • Irrigation system design (tutorial + guide)
Module 3: Your Crop Plan  

At the heart of an optimized and streamlined farm is a crop production plan. A well developed crop plan and operational calendar are going to allow you to focus on the day-to-day tasks during the busy growing season. No more: "What should I do today?". With a simple look at your plan you'll know exactly what to do, where to do it, and how to do it. We'll introduce you to our 8-step process of crop planning and provide you with the tools, done-for-you templates, and examples.

 

This module will help you to:

  • Establish your annual revenue goals
  • Identify the crops and quantities to grow
  • Create a detailed crop plan
  • Create a detailed planting plan
  • Create a detailed crop operational calendar
  • Identify quantity of seeds needed per crop
  • Estimate the revenue you're going to make
  • and more…

Includes:

  • The 8-step process of crop planning (tutorial)
  • Introduction to the crop data chart (tutorial + charts)
  • Develop your financial objectives (tutorial + charts + worksheet)
  • Crop selection (tutorial)
  • The crop availability chart (tutorial + charts + worksheet)
  • The crop sowing dates (tutorial + worksheet)
  • The crop planting plan (tutorial + charts + worksheet)
  • The revenue estimator (tutorial + charts + worksheet)
  • The crop seed calculator (tutorial + worksheet)
  • The crop operational calendar (tutorial + charts + worksheet)
  • Crop planning examples and templates (charts)
  • Crop operational calendar examples and templates (charts)
Module 4: Your Soil  

The soil is the foundation of all production. Healthy soils equal healthy vegetables that you can sell at a premium to your customers. In this module you'll learn best no dig practices and strategies including how you can convert any plot of land into a production area, how to work with the natural soil food web to create highly fertile soils, how to manage your soils, how to minimize and nearly eliminate weeding, and a lot more. All with as goal to increase yields, quality and nutritional value.

 

This module will help you to:

  • Convert your plot of land into a production area
  • Create highly fertile production beds
  • Nearly eliminate weeding on the farm
  • Improve the soil biology
  • Grow high quality vegetables
  • And more...

Includes:

  • The soil food web (tutorial)
  • Lessons from nature (tutorial)
  • Tillage (tutorial)
  • Soil testing (tutorial)
  • How to create your growing beds (tutorial)
  • The broadfork (tutorial)
  • Crop rotation (tutorial)
  • Ongoing inputs and fertility (tutorial)
Module 5: Your Crop Production  

One way a farmer can make a great name for their farm is through the quality of the produce they provide. In this module you'll be shown, in great depth, how to go from seed to storage. We cover everything from seeding in the nursery, to direct seeding, harvesting, processing, storing and more…

 

This module will help you to:

  • Grow high quality vegetables from seed to storage
  • Track and analyze all the production metrics
  • Grow high quality seedlings
  • Learn the best production practices
  • Optimize your day-to-day efficiencies
  • Improve and increase your profitability
  • And more...

Includes:

  • Introduction to the crop production (tutorial)
  • Your crop production journal (tutorial + charts)
  • The TTF crop guide (in-depth guide)
  • The nursery: growing seedlings (tutorial)
  • Transplanting your seedlings (tutorial)
  • Direct seeding (tutorial)
  • Irrigating your crops (tutorial)
  • Weed management (tutorial)
  • Pest and disease management (tutorial)
  • The harvest process (tutorial)
  • Harvesting with the Quick Cut Greens Harvester (tutorial)
  • From harvest to storage: leafy greens (tutorial)
  • From harvest to storage: root crops (tutorial)
  • "Flipping beds" (tutorial)
  • Packaging your crops (tutorial)
  • High tunnel production: the basics (tutorial)
  • High tunnel production: interplanting crops (tutorial)
  • Season extension: fleeces (tutorial)
  • Season extension: overwintering crops (tutorial)
Module 6: Your Marketing and Sales  

What good use are your crops if you can't sell them for their true value? Earning a good income from your farm comes down to your ability to market your crops to people that value the produce you provide. In this module you'll be shown simple tricks, strategies and tutorials to optimize your marketing allowing you to make more revenue from your production. We'll also show you how to track your marketing metrics so you can continuously optimize your production systems in line with the demand of your customers.

 

This module will help you to:

  • Create a strong brand for your farm
  • Track and analyze all your sales and wastes
  • Optimize your production systems
  • Market and sell your crops for the right price
  • Market and sell your crops to the right customers
  • And more...

Includes:

  • Your farm brand (tutorial)
  • Online farm presence: social media & your website (tutorial)
  • Your sales & waste journal (tutorial + charts)
  • Marketing and selling at the farmers market (tutorial)
  • Marketing and selling CSA shares (tutorial)
  • Marketing and selling to restaurants and wholesale (tutorial + fresh sheets)
Module 7: Your Transitioning Journey  

In this module you'll be shown how you can take all the data that you've acquired from putting into practice all the work from an entire season, and use that to optimize your production systems so that you can actually make a viable living from the farm. You'll be shown examples and strategies that will allow you to transition into farming.

 

This module will help you to:

  • Continuously optimize your production systems
  • Transition into farming full time
  • Increase your production, profits and quality of life
  • And more...

Includes:

  • Your transitioning journey (tutorial)
  • The three phases of transitioning (tutorial)
  • When should you transition? (tutorial)

TRANSITION TO FARMING INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO:

QUIT THE MENTALLY TIRING 9-5 & ENJOY A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

RECONNECT TO NATURE WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE AND PEACE

SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY WITH A BEAUTIFUL LIFESTYLE AND WORK THAT MATTERS

“You cannot find anything like that on the internet. All the plans are fully detailed and it has helped me simplify the business plan”

Rudolf N. (Herefordshire, UK)

The material outline is complete and was aimed at some of my biggest needs. It has helped me to recognize my weak areas and better organize and plan.”

Ralph R. Providence Gardens, (Lindsborg, Kansas, US)

“This was sort of my life already on a tiny scale. This program has made me want to do more and has given me the belief I can do this.”

Richard J. (Monticello, US)

“Before, it just seemed impossible as I am coming from no experience at all. Looking into farming and how to get started can be pretty overwhelming. This program is teaching me a lot and has broken it down to make me feel like I might actually be able to do this."

Santana L. (Scottsdale, UK)

Detailed Video Tutorials

Here's an example of what the lessons look like:

Video only available during the enrollment period.

Take a Sneak Peek

See inside the Transition to Farming online course platform:

Video only available during the enrollment period.

MEET THE DUTCH FARMER

Moreno de Meijere is a father, husband, farmer and educator. In 2013, after working on farms in New Zealand where his wife and him fell in love with the lifestyle (and each other), he kept continuing his learning journey following the best farm practices around the world before setting out to establish his own farm.

Ever since he's been able to create a stable income from his farm doing something he loves, he's been determined to inspire, empower and support the next generation of farmers through sharing his experiences and insights.

After helping and inspiring thousands of aspiring farmers through his online work, he now offers an extensive in-depth program to help new farmers successfully create their own thriving micro farms.

Moreno's goal is to leave this world a better place for the next generations through conscious decision making and farming practices that are in harmony with nature.

One farm, one homestead, and one community at a time.

If you want to be part of the change and enjoy a better quality of life, we invite you to join the movement and are looking forward to be there with you, every step of the way.

ADDITIONAL BONUSES

BONUS #1

GET DISCOUNTS ON TOOLS, SEEDS AND EQUIPMENT!

To help reduce the start-up costs of our students we've partnered up with tools, seed, and equipment companies to offer discounts from 5% to 10% on the essentials for market gardeners!


BONUS #2

JOIN THE VIBRANT TRANSITION TO FARMING ONLINE SUPPORT STUDENT COMMUNITY

You're never alone with Transition to Farming. The system will guide you step-by-step, but it's natural to have
questions as you build your farm, so we've built a support community that will help you through every step of the way.

Transition to Farming includes a thriving support community where you can ask questions from other beginners,
full time farmers, and even experts. Imagine being surrounded by people who want you to succeed, who are there to cheer you on, and who are eager to share what's working for them.

If you're ever stuck, ask your question and get instant answers from the Transition to Farming community. You can tap the experience, best strategies and mental frameworks of students

Building a successful farm doesn't happen overnight, but having a positive community to connect with can help keep you motivated and energized. An instant connection to people who understand what you're trying to do and are eager to help out.

That’s why it was important for us to create a community with the TTF program, because we know that it can make all the difference in your journey.

I’m proud that the student community now represents people from all over the world working towards the same goal.

We have students from the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and from all different backgrounds and starting points.

We’ve come together, united by our passion for feeding our communities, all doing our part to make this world a better place.

One farm and one community at a time.

“We would have fumbled for several years getting our farm up and running without Moreno's detailed videos, guidance and step-by-step instruction about all aspects of farming.”

His passion for teaching and helping others to realize their dreams is a huge plus. We have made great strides in realizing ours!

Krista & Brad, Thirsty Fruit Farm, (Slaterville Springs, NY, US)

“This program is a serious solution for people who have no experience with farming."

One of the biggest benefits that this course teaches is about the organization of your farm: farm design, crop planning, market and sales.... These are the foundations of our success in the long term.

Padelis X. (Cyclades, Greece)

"Both the planning as well as the practical part of farming are covered in a well balanced ratio and in a clean structure!"

With time often being the bottleneck for a farmer, I really appreciate that in his modules Moreno explains every important aspect in great detail but still without wasting time. The course has been of extraordinary help with getting my farm up and running!

- Georg L. Schorsch's Garten (Holthusen, Germany)

TRY TRANSITION TO FARMING FOR A FULL 14 DAYS, 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

We understand that our course is a serious investment and we expect you to do your due diligence before purchasing our program to be certain that it is the right step for you.

We cannot guarantee that taking our course is the right decision for you personally or financially.

If you think that it is the right investment for you, don’t be afraid to enroll today.

We’ve packed a lot into the course which is why we want to give you a full 14 days to go through everything, test out the strategies, and make sure this is really working for you.

We're confident in the Transition to Farming online course.

We’ve seen it work first-hand for ourselves and our students, but if for whatever reason you don't resonate with the lessons and our teaching style, or don't get the value and you sincerely engage with the course, just send us an email anytime within the 14 day period and we will refund your entire payment, given that you tell us exactly why it didn’t work for you.

It’s that simple.

*The 14-day money back guarantee only counts if you don't view/download more than 20% of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is right for the Transition to Farming program?
  • Individuals that work a day job and want to transition into farming full time.
  • Beginners with little to no experience or background in agriculture
  • Aspiring farmers that want a step-by-step program including mentorship that will help them every step of the way
  • Serious gardeners that want to make a side income or more from their gardening hobby
  • Anyone who aspires to one day start their own farm
Who's NOT right for the Transition to Farming program?
  • Experienced farmers. This program is specifically created to help beginners go from "I don't know where to start" to making a living on a small farm.
  • People that don't put into practice what they learn. This program will give you the roadmap to your destination. You'll have to take the journey.
  • People that are looking for a magic pill. Farming is hard work and takes dedication. Success doesn't happen by accident.
  • Individuals looking for large scale mechanized farming. This program teaches small-scale, family-style, manually optimized farming.
What if I have no previous farming experience and have never grown anything before?  

No problem! We've designed the program to be exactly like a recipe. If you can follow a recipe, you can start your farm. We'll show you every step of the way and help you go from having no experience to farming for a living. We'll show you how to come up with the crop selection and quantities, who to sell them to, how to plan, grow, market, sell your crops and beyond. No more second guessing.

What about mentorship, feedback and support?  

When you join Transition to Farming you'll be supported as much as you need. Our team is dedicated to making sure you have what you need, whenever you need it. You can reach out at support@thedutcharmer.com at any time. On top of that you'll get access to a private group of other students that provide each other with great support, ideas, tips, and motivation. We'll be also active on a daily basis within the group ensuring everyone gets the support and attention they need.

Will the methods work in my climate?  

Each context is different. That includes climate, terrain, soil, market and more. Having said that, the methodology and steps are universally applicable. We have students applying our methods in Asia, Africa, US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and everywhere in between. Being a great farmer comes down to your ability to plan, execute, analyze and adapt. We'll show you how.

I don't have a farm/land yet, should I enroll?  

Even if you don't own a farm or don't have land yet, the content in the program will give you a head start in organizing and planning your farm business. We also go in-depth at what to look for if you're searching for land to farm on. See it as a long-term investment for your farm. Going through the program without owning land will allow you to hit the ground running as soon as you're ready.

How many hours do I need to put in per week?  

Our program is 100% self-paced, meaning that you can take as much time as you need or go as fast as you'd like. With lifetime access you can go through the course any time it suits your agenda. Some go through it right away, while others use it as a recipe book and come back and review specific videos throughout the season. We recommend spending anywhere between 2 to 6 hours per week on the program and the exercises, but the choice is yours.

On what device can I access the content?  

You can access the content on any device connected to the internet! After purchasing the program, you will be asked to create an account that you will use to access the course platform.

How much does it cost?  

Your investment in the Transition to Farming program is $997 USD when you pay in full. A 6-month payment plan is available for $197 USD per month for 6 months. Traditional agricultural college programs in the US can cost anywhere from $15 000 to $100 000 in tuition alone and doesn't provide you with a proven blueprint for small farm success.

How does the 6-month payment plan work?  

The 6-month payment plan is offered as a courtesy to you to help make your registration possible. It consists of six payments, exactly one month apart each, on the same credit card, through Stripe, our payment processing system.

Do you offer a guarantee?  

Yes. If you think Transition to Farming might be the right investment for you, don't be afraid to enroll today. We've packed a lot into the program which is why I want to give you a full 30 days to go through everything, test out the strategies, and make sure this is really working for you. If you're not blown away by the program and you sincerely engage with the course, just send an email to support@thedutchfarmer.com by day 30, and we will quickly and promptly refund your entire payment. It's that simple.

What kind of payments do you accept?  

We accept all common credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We currently don't accept checks.

What if I have another question not listed here?  

If you have any questions or concerns that haven't been answered, send us an email at support@thedutchfarmer.com and we'll get back to you in a timely manner. We're standing by and are always happy to help.

“I definitely recommend this program"

Easy to follow, a lot to learn and lots of useful spreadsheets to help you on your way to monitoring performance and review at the end of the first year and ongoing years.

- Adam, P’s Market Garden, (Norfolk, UK)

"Moreno gives you the steps to turn your dream into a reality!"

More importantly he is there to answer your questions when you encounter challenges and guides you to find the right solution. While I had been preparing to start farming it was this course that allowed me to access the tools to help with planning and tracking of all the tasks to grow, harvest and sell high quality produce to my customers.

Bruce D. Circle R&H Farm (Washington Township, Ohio)

Enrollment For Transition to Farming Will Open Soon

We open up enrollment for Transition to Farming a couple of times a year. In the mean time, join the free online workshop and get a sneak peek into the exact 7-step framework we cover in the online course.