Sprouting Farms farmer trainings

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Sprouting Farms and guest speakers from WVSU Extension are offering training in farming techniques.

Come join Sprouting Farms and guest speakers from WVSU Extension for training on a variety of topics that could be useful to your current or future farming endeavors. The trainings will be hands-on and interactive classes on topics useful for a sustainable farm business.

The following is a list of our dates, topics, and times for the trainings.

  • Transplanting – July 18, 2 p.m.

Transplanting can be costly but in organic systems it is crucial for managing weeds and ensuring reliable yields of some crops.

  • Pest Management – July 25, 6 p.m.

Integrated pest management gives farmers the tools necessary to manage pests and diseases in the least costly, most effective way possible.

  • Hydroponics – Aug. 1, 6 p.m.

Hydroponic growing can allow farmers to achieve consistency and yields that are very challenging to achieve through field production.

  • Cover Cropping part II – Aug. 15, 6 p.m.

Our second cover cropping training will cover fall cover crops and show the latter stages of cover crop management topics introduced in the first cover cropping training.

  • Season Extension – Aug. 29, 2 p.m.

This training will cover season extension techniques including low tunnels, high tunnels, and the use of fabric row covers.

All free events. Please register at sffarmertrainings.eventbrite.com

All trainings will be held at Sprouting Farms, 4661 state route 3 and 12, Talcott. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please call 304-573-4242.