Production Skills

How do you have TIME to farm beyond the vegetables?

Powerpoint Presentation for farmers about time management. Includes pie charts with break down of time into different farming activities.  May need some adaptation to specific programs. All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Pre/Low.  Key words: time managment, planning, planting, pest management, harvesting, irrigation.

Farming in Maine class - 2 of 2

Powerpoint presentation for farmers about farming in Maine.  Goal of presetation is to get to know the new farmers, talk about how different farms look across Maine and go over the basics of the incubator farm. Can be adapted for individual incubator farms. Paired with outline Farming in Maine class 1 of 2.  Region: Maine/NE. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre. Key Words: Maine.

Farming in Maine Class--1 of 2

Word document outline of intro class for trainers.  Oulines the first class of the season with a goal of getting to know the new farmers, talking about how different farms look across Maine and goig over the basics of the incubator farm, with a goal of farmers being more familiar with eachother, their teachers and the surrounding farm.  Paired with powerpoint Farming in Maine part 2 of 2. Can be adapted for individual incubator farms.  Maine. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: Maine, farms, introductions.

Three Kinds of Peas

PDF handout for farmers describing the different uses and harvesting times between shell peas, snap peas and snow peas.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: low.  

Illustrated Guide to Sheep and Goat Production (Produccion de Ovinos y Caprinos)

Illustrated guide in Spanish for farmers to introduce the care and management of keeping sheep and goats.  All regions.  Farming: beginning. English Level: beginning Literacy Level: low/moderate. Key Words: livestock, sheep, goats.

Low cost Farming Lessons in Burmese

Document includes low cost Farming lessons in Burmese, published by Drum Publication in Thailand.The publication reflects the UNICEF Home Garden Handbook for tropical countries, and some techniques can be adapted to the soils in the U.S. The lessons are based on an organic method of farming and include composting, seeding, weed/ pest management, and seed saving.

La Bioseguridad en su Traspatio: Practicas para mantener sus aves sanas

Learn the biological factors that can affect your birds' health and practices for keeping them healthy.

USDA

Various Radio Spots and Videos in Hmong and Spanish

Various Radio Spots and Videos in Hmong and Spanish, including information on building a hoophouse, organic certification, CSA, growing raspberries, and building a low-cost cooler.

Season Extension

Plain language guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, which aids farmers in extending their season into the winter. The guide outlines the benefits and costs of extending the growing season, several methods of season extension, and necessary materials and costs.

Canning 101, Nepali Translation

Nepali translation of Canning 101 handout: basic canning instructions adapted from Ball, outlining the steps to safely store high acid foods, like sauce, jam, and chutney: boiling jars of food to remove air, preventing spoilage and food-borne illness.

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