Beginning Farmer & Rancher

This series targets beginning and small farmers to teach relevent skills, encouraging peer to peer learning, and offer mentorship with experienced growers.

Free classes, Tuesdays at 6 pm (exceptions listed below).

Registration required.

To register contact Tony Glover at gloveta@aces.edu, or 205-568-0005.

High Tunnel and Integrated Pest Management

January 18th

What crops should I grow in my high tunnel and what insect pests will I likely see?

Using Plastic Mulch and Drip Irrigation

February 15th

What crops benefit most from plastic mulch and drip irrigation and how can I use the technology on a small scale?

Small Scale Vegetable Production

March 8th

Learn which summer vegetables are the most
profitable and learn the best practices for growing them.

High Tunnel Field Day @ 3pm

April 13th

Visit high tunnels at Wallace State and learn how to manage early summer crops.

Laying Plastic & Drip Irrigation Demonstration

May 11th

Learn how to lay plastic and drip irrigation.

Summer Integrated Pest Management

June 7th

Learn about controlling common pest of summer
vegetables including organic techniques.

Food Safety on the Farm and Market

July 7th

Learn about the cottage food law changes and general farmers market food safety.

August Farm Tour

TBA

Tour local Farms

Discover the key to Soil Health

September 13th

Good soil management is the key to good fruit and vegetable production. Come learn the latest soil improvement techniques.

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