Education & Technical Assistance
Farm Labor Workshop Series University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, in partnership with NOFA-VT and NH Farm Bureau, is offering a a four-session series to help build farmers’ skills in managing their labor force. Each of the workshops will be offered in two locations: West Lebanon and Portsmouth, NH. $25 per person per session. Learn more and register at NOFA-VT's website.
Production Efficiency Intensives for Vegetable Farmers. Learn how to grow your profit margins by strategically increasing the efficiency of your farm operations. Topics that will be addressed at this full-day workshop include product flow, storage area organization, ergonomic systems, employee management, planning for equipment and infrastructure needs, and efficient winter production systems. March 2 in Poultney and March 3 in Craftsbury, VT. $25, includes lunch. Details and registration.
Cornell University's Northeast Beginning Farmer Project offers a variety of 5-7-week online courses for beginning farmers. Courses cover business planning, marketing and enterprise-specific development topics for vegetables, fruit, woodlot, livestock, mushroom and beekeeping. $250. Learn more at at the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project.
Vegetable Crop Planning for Wholesale Markets. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT ATTRA) recently conducted a webinar for vegetable growers wanting to scale up into wholesale or institutional markets. The webinar was recorded and is available on the NCAT ATTRA website, along with a guide to related resources. Have questions? Use ATTRA's “Ask an Ag Expert” feature or call the ATTRA “hotline” at 800-346-9140.
Browse the WAgN calendar for additional local events, and visit the eXtension Learn Site to connect with online sessions farmers can access from anywhere in the US.