Date: Tuesday, February 23
Time: 1pm CST
Registration: Advance registration required; register online As we enter the 21st century, farm and food businesses face novel challenges created by climate change. Weaving practical lessons from the field with the latest climate science and resilience thinking, author, educator, scientist and farmer Laura Lengnick draws on the adaptation stories of award-winning organic farmers growing food across the U.S. to teach about successful farming strategies for managing increased weather variability and extremes. Learn how to assess your climate risk and use ecosystem-based adaptive management tools to cultivate climate resilience on your organic farm.
Date: Wednesdays, February 24 – March 23
Time: 6pm-7:30pm CST
Registration: Register online
This course will take you from transplanting to harvest, including information on in-season fertility; integrated pest management including pest ID and control; weed control options; harvesting strategies; and tips for marketing your products. Be prepared to create an in-season fertility and pest/weed control plan as part of this course. Weekly homework will focus on preparing you to make good decisions in the coming growing season.
This course is for serious aspiring farmers or those with at least one growing season of vegetable farming experience. You should already have a basic understanding of how to select crops, manage bed prep, seeding, and transplanting. This course is focused specifically on production systems used in the Northeast, so is targeted to people farming in that region.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Make good decisions about fertility management for your specific crops;
- Understand options available for weed, pest, and disease control;
- Be able to identify problem weeds, pests and diseases on your farm; and
- Learn successful harvesting and marketing strategies