Management Course Available for Beginning Farmers
GAINESVILLE, Florida – If you are interested in farming and don’t know where to start, or are a beginning farmer looking for more experience, a course is being offered by the University of Florida to help develop your farming enterprise.
“Beginning Farmers: Planning for Your Successful Farm” is being offered by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The course is for aspiring and beginning farmers, second career farm entrepreneurs, and landowners with zero to five years experience managing a farm. Participants will develop key skills and knowledge that are critical to managing a successful fruit and vegetable farm operation. Course topics include crop selection, marketing, soil management, fertility management, Integrated Pest Management, variety selection, soil organic matter and irrigation.
The course will be held at various locations across Florida. For more information, contact your county Extension office for a location near you, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or e-mail Florida SARE program assistant Kelly Monaghan at email@example.com.
This project is supported by the USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program.