Winter Workshop Series
Future Harvest CASA’s Foodshed Field School and Beginner Farmer Training Program kick off tomorrow with a winter workshop series: Starting a Small, Intensive Commercial Farm for Local Markets.
Learn farming fundamentals, from business planning to soil health to crop selection.
Participants who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion, issued by Futre Harvest CASA and UMD Extension.
Jan. 28, 6:30 – 9:00 pm: Marketing Essentials: A Key Part of the Business Plan
Mark Powell and Ginger Myers
Feb. 4, 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Methods and Management of Season Extension Using High Tunnel Production
Dave Martin and John Foster
Feb. 11 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Strategies for Pest Management and Examples of Pest Management Success
Jerry Brust and Jack Gurley
Feb. 18, 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management, and Conservation on the Small Farm
Trish Steinhilner, Vinnie Bevivino, and Jim Ensor
Feb. 25, 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Cover Crops, Planning and Rotations
Chuck Schuster, Rick Hood, and Tim Clippinger
Mar 4, 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Business Planning and Financial Management for Your Small Farm
Dale Johnson and Will Morrow
Mar 11, 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Integrating Livestock into a Small Farm
Susan Schoenian and Lisa Duff
Mar 18, 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Small Farm Business and Marketing Experiences Panel
Beginner Farmer Training Program Graduates: Laura Beth Resnick, David Paulk, and John Dove
March 25, 6:30 – 8:45 pm: Quality Assurance, Post-Harvest Handling and Other Certifications
Dave Martin and Joan Norman