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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, and business planning and development. This training will also provide an excellent networking opportunity.
Eleven sessions are covered by one affordable registration fee of $50.
Sessions meet at:
New Castle County Cooperative Extension Office
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716
>>> Download the 2019 Beginner Farmer brochure.
2019 Beginning Farmer Training Schedule:
Wednesday, 1/30/19, 6-8 pm, Introduction, Developing a Small Farm/Business planning
Wednesday, 2/20/19, 6-8 pm, Soil Health
Saturday, 2/23/19, 9-11 am, Seed Starting/ Setting up an Indoor Seed Starter Unit, Fischer Greenhouse
Wednesday, 3/20/19, 6-8 pm, Variety Selection
Saturday, 3/23/19, 9-11 am, Season Extension
Wednesday, 4/24/19, 6-8 pm, Integrated Pest Management
Saturday, April date TBD, 9-11 am, Plant Diagnostics
Wednesday, 5/15/19, 6-8 pm, Weed Management
Saturday, 5/18/19, 9-11 am, Against the Grain Farm at Penn Farm
Wednesday, 6/19/19, 6-8 pm, Panel Discussion
Saturday, 6/22/19, Pot Luck Reception
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