Over 600 people have participated in the School for Beginning Market Growers and associated workshops. Many participants have gone on to start their own fresh market vegetable farms. UW-Extension staff have taken the information and resources from the school and used them in their home counties. Growers have developed technical resources for the school that the school has been able to disseminate to other beginning and experienced growers. Students and instructors have developed mentoring relationships and fellow students have helped each other get started in farming.