Training for Farmers

Whole Farm Management for Hmong Farmers

PDF curriculum guide for trainers of pre-literate farmers.  Geared towards Hmong farmers, but can be easily adapted.  Curriculum contains several lessons, topics include: farm management, resource evaluation, sustainable crop production, soil managment, integrated pest and weed management, equipment usage, irrigation and sustainable livestock and poultry production.  North East Region. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: advanced. Key Words: sustainable pratices, pest management.

Training Pre-Illiterate Refugee Farmers in Marketing Skills

Word document class outline for trainers to teachmarketing skills to pre-literate refugees.  Specifically designed for a pre-literate population, this class uses many interactive activities and games. Focuses on marketing at farmers markets.  Easily adaptable to other literacy levels. All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: advanced. Key words: marketing, farmers markets, ESOL teaching.

Pest ID class - 2 of 2

Word document class outline pertaining to common pests and practicing identification.  Class includes game to identify common pests and test farmer knowledge.  All regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.

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.

NLF Participant Performance Evaluation

Excel doc for trainers used to evaluate performance of farmers in the context of an incubator farm program. Evaluation covers various topics, some include payments and fees, food safety, equipment use and pest management.  All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: advanced. Key Words: organizational planning, evaulation, administration.

LSS New Lands Farm Program Expectations for Participants

Word document for an organization stating expectations for participants.  Includes pricing structure, progression chart and other broad expections for participants.  Specific to New Lands Farm but easily adaptable. All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: advanced. Key Words: expectations, organizational planning.

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.

Enterprise Budget Class - 3 of 4

Excel document of a sample farm budget.  Paired with Enterprise Budget Class parts 1, 2 and 4.  Budget includes accounting for crop budgets, labor, delivery and farmers market costs. All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning- intermediate. Literacy Level: advanced. Key words: budgets.

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.

Winter Class Learning Objectives

Word document list of learning objectives.  Includes learning objectives for advanced farmers, Congolese farmers and incubator farmers.  Great resource for trainers designing curriculum.  All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: all.  Literacy Level: advanced.  Key Words: curriculum, course plans, learning objectives.

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