In our signature online course, The Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass, I show you how to plan and design a farm that is both regenerative and profitable.

The training covers everything you need to know about clarifying your objectives, creating your design, setting up your infrastructure, choosing and running your enterprises, selling your products and managing your business.

It contains all of the strategies, methods and techniques I’ve used to build my own highly profitable and regenerative farming business on a small rural plot at 59 degrees North, and can potentially save you years of trial and error, not to mention a substantial amount of money.

I’ve taught thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to start their own successful farm and live the life they dreamed of.

This comprehensive training features more than 80 hours of instructional videos, numerous PDF’s and worksheets, weekly Q&A sessions with myself, support from a select handful of students-turned-farmers, a private participant community and a resource library.

We’re aware that everyone doesn’t have the same resources. That’s why we offer the majority of our content free of charge. The way that gets funded, though, is through those that have more resources available and can buy our books and trainings.

The Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass is only live once a year. With registration for the 2021 cohort opening soon, I’m happy to announce that we have 3 full scholarships available.

The scholarships are open to people of all nationalities, ethnicities, sexes, ages, diet preferences and musical tastes. However, since the aim of these scholarships is to make the course available to people who really need it but really cannot afford it, please only apply if that description fits you.

The Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass 2021 Scholarship Program


Recipients of a scholarship will receive complimentary access to the online training The Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass (2021).

To be considered, carefully read the instructions below and carry out the 3 actions listed no later than Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3PM CET.

1. Follow us on Instagram (, Facebook (Ridgedale Farm) or both.

2. Share a post on Instagram, Facebook or both.

The post must be public and contain all of the following four elements:

A) 2 images;

  • A portrait of you
  • A photo of your farm or the land you plan to farm on.

B) A text that answers the following questions;

  • What’s your name and where are you located?
  • What’s your biggest challenge as you’re trying to start or run a farm?
  • Why do you want to farm? Who do you want to serve or what do you want to change?
  • How would The Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass help you, your family, your community and your business?

C) The hashtag #regenerativeagriculturemasterclass

D) If on Instagram, tag / If on Facebook, tag @Ridgedale Farm

Text including hashtag and tag must not exceed 2200 characters.

3. Post a link to your Instagram/Facebook post in the comment section of this blog post (scroll down).

The formalities:

  • Entry deadline is Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3pm CET. 
  • Only applications that are submitted before the deadline and comply with all of the above guidelines will be considered.

We look forward to receiving your application! Recipients will be announced on Thursday, November 19, 2020 on Instagram and Facebook as well as in this post, and on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in our newsletter, Perkins Insider.


Thank you to everyone who applied for a Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass 2021 scholarship.

It was a really tough decision to make, with so many wonderful dreams and projects to choose from.

So tough, in fact, that we’ve decided on 4 recipients instead of the 3 we originally had planned.

The scholarship recipients are:

Anna & Janne Hoskola, Hannu Farm, Finland

Antim & Laura Nechifor, Ferma Scufita din Homita, Romania

Joe & Jen Lautzenheiser, Glenview Acres, USA

Dominika & Håkon, Permalin Farm, Norway

If you’re a recipient, please get in touch with us at [email protected] for details on how to join the Masterclass.





  1. Annika

    Hi Richard,
    Thanks for offering these scholarships, and for everything that you create to help small farmers succeed.
    Here’s the link to my scholarship application

    All the best

    Annika Steel

  2. John O' Loughlin

    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for offering a scholarship program to your massivily sought after Master Course and so glad that i have the possibility of doing something that is just out of my reach right now.

    Please follow link to my application post:

    Many Thanks,


  3. Cameron Ward Able

    Hi there Richard and the team… thank you for the opportunity to apply for the Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass please follow this link to my Instagram application:

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Good-luck to all!


  4. Cameron Ward Able

    Thank you Richard and the team for allowing me this opportunity to apply for a scholarship to the Regenerative Agriculture Masterclass!
    Please follow this link to my Instagram Application:

    Good luck to all!

  5. Taha

    Hello everyone, there is a very nice dynamic in the comments.

    I wish you lot of success in your project 🙂

    Here is my submission for the scholarship application.

    Thank you Richard for all the positive things you share with us and see you soon !

  6. Natalie Collier

    Hi there! I submitted the link to my scholarship submission without a proper greeting! Thanks so much for your consideration! Grace and Peace to y’all.

  7. Eric Fulda

    (please excuse my posting, I’m just learning social media)

    Hello Richard and the Ridgedale Regenerative Organic Permaculture Crew,

    My name is Eric Fulda, born and raised in Silicon Valley CA, and now moving to Grass Valley California, recreate the Alta Sierra Ranch, a 32 acre, 150 year old historic stage coach stop, cattle, dairy and hay farming enterprise.
    My biggest challenge to starting a farm is creating and executing a business plan that will generate enough cash flow to support the cost of the new farm infrastructure, and water, while providing the housing needed to accommodate workers and eventually families.

    I plan on having a year round market garden, spring summer heirloom tomatoes, berries, fruit trees, pumpkins, flowers, and a fire resistant native plants nursery. I will also have chickens, layers and broilers, beef cattle and goats for fire prevention and cheese.

    I envision Alta Sierra Ranch becoming an educational regenerative organic homestead, with a multigenerational cohousing development with up to 20+ living units for families, workers and visitors.

    My organic agricultural experience started in 2005 when I helped build, manage and then teach at an organic community garden in Sunnyvale CA. Given 60 is the new 50 and 90 is the new 80, my father and I decided to buy the Alta Sierra Ranch, a 32 acre dairy and hay farm in the Northern California Sierra Foothills just outside Sacramento.

    When successful, it will become a regenerative farm incubator for the area while feeding the families and workers that live on it. Your Regenerative Agriculture Masters Class is just what I need to assist in making this educational community farm and cohousing project successful.

    Thanks for all your doing to inspire so many, like minded people.

  8. kirsty prior

    Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity. I submitted my application earlier but I cant see it here now and I’m not sure if the link was added correctly as i’m not very familiar with how to do that. I’m really hoping this link works better.

    Thank you for inspiring me to want to get into regenerative agriculture.


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