Production Skills

Crop Calendars 2012

Powerpoint Presentation for farmer training on crop calendars and planting timelines for a variety of crops specific to New Hampshire. Outlines the frost free period and common planting dates for cold season and warm season crops. Northeast Region. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Low. Keywords: New Hampshire, planting, tomatoes, broccoli, beets, onion, green peppers, radishes, cucumber, arugula, beans,carrots, lettuce, potatoes, zucchini, melons, sweet corn, cabbage

Okra Class - 1 of 2

Class outline for facilitators on okra production.  Discusses planting, maintenance, seed selection, varieties and harvesting.  Paired with Okra - Class 2 of 2.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced.  Farmer Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: High.  Key Words:  new vegetable, okra, seeeding, planting.

Parsnips Part 2 of 2

Class outline for facilitators on parsnip production.  Includes planting, harvesting, marketing, examples of use by americans and pests and disease.  Paired with Parsnip class 1 of 2.  North East Region.  English Level: Advanced. Farmer Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: High.  Key Words: parsnips, seeding, pests, marketing, disease, weeding, new vegetable.

Fennel Class - 1 of 2

Word document outline for facilitators of fennel production class. Includes planting, haresting, marketing, examples of use by Americans and pests. Paired with Fennel class - 2 of 2. Northeast Region. English Level: Advanced. Farmer Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: fennel, seeding, pests, marketing, CSA, new vegetable, apiaceae family.

Class outlines - session 1 seed catalogue

Word document lesson plan teaching how to use a seed catalogue.  Outlines activities and basic information used to teach new farmers how to properly read and order seeds from a catalogue.  All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: seed catalogue.

Farm Systems - Grow Beyond the Vegetable

Word document outline for farm systems class.  Includes information about systems beyond just the vegetables, what tools are useful and which vegetables grow well together, based on their farm system.  Paired with powerpoints: Soil Managment, The Right Tool for the Job, and game, Systems Timeline Worksheet.  All Regions.  English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: farm systems, tools, soil.

Class Outline Onions - sets vs. seeds - 1 of 2

Word document for trainers to teach farmers about starting onions from seeds or sets.  This document contains promts for the powerpoint presentation Onions Seed to Set Part 2.  The goal is to give farmers enough information to decide how to grow and which types to grow based on advantages and disadvantages of the two methods.  All Regions.  English Level: Advancing. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: n/a. Key Words: onions, seeds, sets.

The Right Tool for the Job!

Power Point Presentation about when and where to use common farm tools. All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Pre/Low.  Key Words: tools, tractor, planting groups.

Welcome to the Farm

PDF used to welcome participants to the farm and outline common rules and procedures.  Good template that can be adapted to other incubator farms.  Includes slides about trash, compost, field layout, irrigation, planting and harvesting, pests, soil fertility.  Instructors may need to adapt to thier specific program and add prompts.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.  Key words: pests, soil, compost, rules, irrigation, fertilizer.

Time Wheel

Word doc for farmers with a pie chart graphic for time managment.  Includes slices for managment, planting, harvesting and marketing.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.  Key words: time management, planting, harvesting, marketing.

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