Agriculture & Natural Resources

New and Beginning Vegetable and Fruit Grower Program

2018 Beginning Farmer Brochure

2018 Beginning Farmer Registration

The Delaware Beginning Farmer Program is for new and beginner farmers working in small-scale vegetable and/or fruit production. Through hands-on training, demonstrations, workshops, field trips and farm tours, as well as self–study, growers will spend an entire growing season learning and growing with Delaware Cooperative Extension, and other invited agriculture industry professionals.

Although not limited to the following topics, this training will explore the fundamentals of soil fertility and health, basic crop production, integrated pest management, food safety, business planning and development, and provide an excellent networking opportunity.

Workshop Schedule

Program Resources


Delaware Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations

Vegetable Crop Budgets