Field Based Pest and Disease Management: For Sustainable Outdoor and Hoophouse Vegetable Production Student Organic Farm - Lansing, Michigan.
NEW PRICING!: $150 for the first person from your farm, $30 for the 2nd ($90 per person).
Participants will spend most of the day in the field and hoophouses seeing and learning about the pests, diseases, disorders, beneficials, and reactive measures associated with different crops as well as discussing the practical and financial aspects of management strategies.
Outcome goals: Participants will learn how to identify and scout for major pest and disease challenges to their farm, articulate management responses to identified problems and become familiar with resources for problem-solving.
Includes: Overview of a systems approach to pest and disease management, identification and exploration of lifecycles and common thresholds for action for pests and diseases. Also includes hands-on response strategies, field training for hoophouse and field pest and disease scouting and helpful record keeping.
Presenters: Ben Werling MSU Extension, Nicole Quinn MSU Graduate Research Assistant, Vegetable Entomology Lab, Jeremy Moghtader Farm Manager, MSU Student Organic Farm, Director MSU Organic Farmer Training Program
October - 18, 2015 Sunday, 8am-6pm
Holistic Soil Management: Fertility, Cover Cropping, Weed Management and Tillage Student Organic Farm Lansing, Michigan.
Includes: Proven strategies, planning, and tools at various scales for building and maintaining the healthiest soils while managing weeds and prepping fields for crops.
Presenters: Lee Arboreal- Live Edge Growers (formerly of Eaters Guild Farm), a 15 year veteran organic farmer focused on larger scale organic production and Jeremy Moghtader - Farm Manager, MSU Student Organic Farm & Director, MSU Organic Farmer Training Program.
November - 14, 2015, Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Year Around and Seasonal CSA Success: Strategies and techniques for improving profitability and satisfaction Student Organic Farm Lansing, Michigan.
Learn about proven strategies and different approaches to CSA startup and growth from the experiences and exploration done by the Organic Farmer Training Program and Sunseed Farm. Leave with new tools and new ideas about how to live, work and grow your CSA.
Presenters: Tomm Becker - Sunseed Farm, Jeremy Moghtader - Farm Manger, MSU Student Organic Farm, Director MSU Organic Farmer Training Program.
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