There are quite a few things you can teach yourself. Farming, however, isn't likely one of them. The good news for those interested in the art of agriculture is that they can learn the necessary tips and tricks from the folks at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

During the two-day Turning Dreams into Reality: Starting a Farm in Arizona workshop, future sodbusters can find out everything from how to write a business plan to what sort of equipment to buy. Important topics including the best irrigation options for Arizona farmers, how to become organic certified, and what types of insurance you'll have to pick up will be explored also.

The workshop starts at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, and continues through Wednesday, May 22, at the Maricopa County Extension.

May 21-22, 7 a.m., 2013
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