Production Skills

1.13.22 // 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Farm Management Applications From Seed to Sale: Keeping Records for Enterprise Budgets

An overview of different software and technologies that can help with farm management from seed to sale.

11.11.21 // 6:00pm to 2.24.22 // 7:30pm

Agricultural Technology Platforms - Using technology to managing risk on the farm

Join us on Thursday evenings from November 2021 through February 2022 to learn from farmers and agricultural technology platforms about managing legal, financial, production, and marketing risks.

8.3.21 // 5:00pm to 8.31.21 // 6:30pm

Crop Production Workshops - Fall Harvest

Workshop participants will learn basic horticulture principles and practices associated with organic vegetable production. The workshops will take place virtually with optional opportunities to work and learn in-person at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA each week.

6.30.20 // 4:00pm to 7.28.20 // 5:30pm

Organic Farming & Food Systems Practicum II: Summer Management

Join us for the second workshop series "Summer Management" in our 3-part Organic Farming and Food Systems Practicum.

5.19.20 // 4:00pm to 6.16.20 // 5:30pm

Organic Farming and Food Systems Practicum 1: Spring Preparation

Workshop participants will learn basic horticulture principles and practices associated with organic vegetable production emphasizing soil health and regenerative agriculture systems. This workshop focuses on soil management, cultivation and tillage practices (including no-till), plant propagation, and crop planning. The value of soil organic matter and microbes will be discussed within the contexts of industrial and regenerative agriculture, exposing participants to broader issues in the food system.

NIFTI Fact Sheet: Considerations for High Tunnel Design and Construction

NIFTI Fact Sheet: Considerations for High Tunnel Design and Construction. Compiled from 2017 NIFTI Listserv Contributions.

Irrigation 2: Irrigation System Design

Media:

  • Digital Download

This guide will assist trainers who want to teach non-literate and/or non-English speaking farmers about how to select the best irrigation system (flood, drip, or overhead sprinkler) for their situation. The advantage and disadvantages of each system are discussed using illustrations and examples from the farmers’ field experience. It covers how to distinguish between sources of sanitary drinking water which can be used for washing vegetables and sources of water which are only appropriate for irrigation, laws and regulations governing water use and access rights, and how to assess the potential for irrigation on a new parcel of land.This teaching resource was developed by Katie Painter of Global Gardens Refugee Agriculture Program at the Idaho Office for Refugees, in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions).

Irrigation 1: How Much Water and How Often

Media:

  • Digital Download

This guide will assist trainers who want to teach non-literate and/or non-English speaking farmers about how to use irrigation to deliver the optimal amount of water for different weather conditions, soil types, specific crops, and stages of growth. It is especially appropriate for farmers from tropical and subtropical regions who must adapt traditional practices to temperate conditions. This teaching resource was developed by Katie Painter of Global Gardens Refugee Agriculture Program at the Idaho Office for Refugees, in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions).

Dennis, Ari, and Bryan learn how to take a soil test at our class on nutrient management in June.

7.9.18 // Juliette Enfield, Curriculum Coordinator

New Entry goes back to the basics with Dig In, our crop production course for new farmers

This growing season, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is holding a brand new class that teaches students everything they need to know about producing crops! Our first class has 30 students enrolled, all of them excited to learn how to produce vegetable crops. The course started in April with indoor sessions for topics such as crop planning and introduction to sustainable agriculture and in May the class moved outdoors to New Entry’s incubator farm in Dracut for hands-on activities and field demonstrations.

4.17.18 // 6:00pm to 9.25.18 // 9:00pm

Intro to Crop Production Course

The course will teach you everything need to know to get started in sustainable commercial vegetable production, with no experience necessary!

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Production Skills