Berry Production and Marketing Online Course offered through the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project
Tues. Nov 10 – Dec. 15, 2015. Webinars will be on Tues. evenings from 6:30-8pm Eastern time, and will be recorded for later viewing.
If you’re exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to your farm, this course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing. This interactive 6 week course connects you to the information and people you need to start a successful farm business or diversify your farm
Upon completion of this course, you will understand:
• Primary considerations when choosing a site for successful berry farming
• Basic cultural demands of the 3 major berry crops (strawberry, blueberry and brambles)
• Cultural requirements of an array of lesser known berry crops
• Pest complexes of the major berry crops
• Post-harvest requirements of berries
• Considerations for successful marketing of berry crops
• How to analyze costs vs. expenses and be able to incorporate them into a business plan
The course is taught by Laura McDermott, regional fruit and vegetable specialist for the Capital District Fruit and Vegetable Team and Jim O’Connell, small fruits educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ulster County, NY and the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program.
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