Training for Farmers

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.

Farmer's Market Basics - Running a good business at the market

Powerpoint presentation for farmers about the basics of selling at a farmers market.  Includes how to run a stand, price the products, choose products to sell at market, cost analysis, and presentation.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Low. Key Words: marketing, farmers market, budgeting.

Wholesale Markets

Powepoint presentation for farmers about pricing vegetables for wholesale versus retail markets.  Also includes information about planting and American's preferences.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Moderate.  Key Words: kale, hot peppers, radishes, marketing, business planning.

Making a Marketing Plan

PDF for farmers about how to develop a marketing plan.  Needs to be updated with examples for specific incubator, but outline is very useful.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: low/moderate.  Key Words: marketing, CSA, farmers market.

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