Trade Industries


“Working the soil is one of the best kinds of employment, calling the muscles into action and resting the mind. Study in agricultural lines should be the A, B, and C of the education given in our schoolsThis is the very first work that should be entered upon.” {6T 179.2}


“In establishing our schools out of the cities, we shall give the students an opportunity to train the muscles to work as well as the brain to think. Students should be taught how to plant, how to gather the harvest, how to build, how to become acceptable missionary workers in practical lines. By their knowledge of useful industries they will often be enabled to break down prejudice; often they will be able to make themselves so useful that the truth will be recommended by the knowledge they possess.” {CT 309.2}

Red River’s Farm is pivotal to the education and development of our students. Check back with us to see the growth of this industry, and for opportunities to grow with us in the garden


“In God’s plan for Israel every family had a home on the land with sufficient ground for tilling. Thus were provided both the means and the incentive for a useful, industrious, and self-supporting life. And no devising of men has ever improved upon that plan.” {CT 275.3}

True education is comprised of the harmonious development of the physical, mental and spiritual faculties. Here at THRIVE, we intend for students to receive the best possible training, by utilizing all their energies in both thinking and doing. We do not want to see the periods of learning and living separated – on the contrary, we believe living IS the learning.

Check back with us to see our industries develop, as our students learn to live a self-supporting and industrious life of ministry.