Farming Fundamentals

The UT Farming Fundamentals educational program is an online resource focusing on producers who are beginning a new venture in agriculture. This program will include resources and information on the essential principles needed to build a successful operation.

Farming Fundamentals - Begin with a strong foundation

Program Components

This program is broken into two parts: required and optional

Each participant will be required to complete the 5 required modules and 3 of the optional modules.

Required Modules

All 5 modules are required to complete the program.

  • Introduction
  • Financial Statements
  • Taxes
  • Farming Foundations
  • Business Actions

Optional Modules

Pick 3 modules from the following:

  • Livestock Basics
  • Specialty Crops
  • Value Added
  • Crops

Each module is 1.5 hours of content videos. After each video there will be a link to a quiz that must be completed. The 5 required and 3 selected modules totals 12 hours of programming. In order to receive certification, a participant must watch the videos and complete the quizzes (8 total modules).


Online registration is open now. Once registered you will receive a link to all the resources including videos and associated quizzes.

For more information about the program,  please contact your local UT Extension office or email Program Coordinator Dr. Charley Martinez (