Lessons and Workshops

Growing healthy plants class - 1 of 2

Class facilitator outline for “Growing Healthy Plants,” to be paired with Growing Healthy plants class - 2 of 2.  Covers basics of plant nutrition and walks through an example of radish growing.  Northeast region but transferable. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High.

Marketing in America

Powerpoint presentation introducing facts about marketing in America, presenting marketing expenditures of large businesses. Useful to compare marketing expenditures for small scale agricultural producers and highlight unique aspects of marketing that can be used to beginning farmers advantages. All regions. English Level: Begginer. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: High.

Class Outlines - Farmer's Market - Advanced

Word document class outline for advanced farmers market class.  Goals of class are outlined, does not offer speaking points and is not paired with another presentation.  Centers around a guest speaker who tells students about how to run a stand at a farmers market. Class is specific to NASAP, structure could be adapated to other programs.  All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: intermediate. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: farmers market.

Crop Plan Class - 1 of 2

Word document class outline of a crop map planning. Class paired with worksheet found in Demo Crop Plan Class 2 of 2.  Reviews crop plan as a group focusing on amounts relative to markets, proper use of beds, grouping, row length, spacing and timing.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: planning, activity.

Class Outline - Wholesale 2013

Word document class outline of activities and presentations on a class related to different marketing techniques.  Focus on wholesale transactions with an emphasis on how to specialize in certain markets. All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Advanced. Literacy Level: Advanced. Keywords: Wholesale, Certified Organic, and advertising

Crop by Crop Discussion Topics

Word document class outline for production discussion about crops.  Could be used by facilitator or given directly to farmers. Discussion includes topics about where, how, when to plant, how to maintain, and harvesting techniques.  Needs supporting pictures or powerpoint.  Also includes a blank planting calendar.  All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming level: beginning.  Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: discussion, crop planning.

Class Outlines - Intro to Seed Saving

Word document class outline about the basics of seed saving and pollination and the distinction between annuals, biennials and perennials.  Covers topics including hybrid seeds, open-pollination, cross pollination, self pollination. Paired with Seed Saving powerpoint.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: Seeds, hybrid, tomatoes, pollination.

Class Outlines - Vegetable Families

Class outline to teach farmers about botanical families to help them use this knowledge to improve pest management, soil, fertilizer use, crop planning, and crop rotations.  Also includes basic information about growing unfamiliar vegetables.  Paired with powerpoint presentation Vegetable Families. All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginner. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: fertilizer, vegetables, classification, families.

Enterprise Budgets Class - 2 of 4

Class outline part 2 about enterprise budgets.  This class goes into more detail on specific crops and financial analysis and balancing finances with other variables on the farm.  Paired with Fennel Class powerpoint.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: fennel, budgets, finances.

Enterprise Budgets Class - 1 of 4

Word Document class outline about budget enterprising and deciding what to grow.  Includes information about budgeting and how to plan what you grow in a cost effective manner.  Paired with Grow for your Markets! power point (Enterprise Budget Class part 4 of 4).  Also includes interactive budget planning activity.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: budgets, planning, costs.

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