Solid Ground Farmer Trainings

 

Solid Ground Farmer Trainings: Strengthening Our Farms Across Connecticut

These trainings are based on input from Beginning Farmers (BFs) as well as UConn Extension’s recent experience with BFs.

  • 100-level for producers with 0-3 years experience
  • 200-level for producers with 4-10 years experience

TRAINING CALENDAR FOR 2017-2018 COMING SOON!

All Solid Ground Trainings are FREE unless noted otherwise.

 

BF 101: New Farmer Business Planning 

Sunday Oct. 23rd, 2016 (9am-12pm) at Fairfield Co. Extension Center – 67 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT

Wednesday Dec. 14th, 2016 (5-8pm) at Knox Inc. – 75 Laurel St, Hartford, CT

Wednesday Jan. 25th, 2017  (4-7pm) at Killingly Agricultural Ed Center  – 226 Putnam Pike Killingly, CT 

 

BF 102: Setting up Financial Records for Farm Business 

CANCELLED – Saturday Feb. 11th, 2017 (9am – noon) at Killingly Agricultural Ed Center  – 226 Putnam Pike Killingly, CT 

TBD at Community Farm of Simsbury – 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT

 

BF 103: Finding, Evaluating Farm Sites, Leasing Farmland

Wednesday Jan. 25th, 2017 (5-8pm) at Community Farm of Simsbury – 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT

 

BF 104: Soil Health & Management

Wednesday Oct. 12th (6-9pm) at UConn Stamford Campus Rm 138 – 1 University Street, Stamford, CT

Thursday Dec. 15th, 2016 (4-7pm) at Killingly Agricultural Ed Center  – 226 Putnam Pike Killingly, CT 

Saturday Jan. 14th, 2017 (10:30am-1:30pm) Hosted by Green Village Initiative at Bridgeport Public Library – 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT

Thursday Jan. 19th, 2017 (4-7pm) at Common Ground H.S. – 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT

Saturday Jan. 21st, 2017 (10:30am-1:30pm) Hosted by GROW Windham at CLiCK – 41 Club Road, Windham, CT 

Wednesday Feb. 15th, 2017 (5-8pm) at Knox Inc – 75 Laurel St, Hartford, CT

 

BF 105: Fruit Production for Small Scale Farming

Sunday Nov. 13th, 2016 (9am-12pm) at Fairfield Co. Extension Center – 67 Stony Hill Rd Bethel, CT 

Saturday Feb. 18th, 2017 (10:30am-1:30pm) Hosted by GROW Windham at CLiCK – 41 Club Road, Windham, CT 

Wednesday Feb. 15th, 2017 (4-7pm) at Common Ground H.S. – 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT

Thursday March 16th, 2017 (9:30am-12:30pm) – Community Farm of Simsbury – 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT

 

BF 106: Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming

Saturday Feb. 4th, 2017 (10:30am-1:30pm) Hosted by GROW Windham at CLiCK – 41 Club Road, Windham, CT 

Wednesday March 8th, 2017 (4-7pm) at Common Ground High School – 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT

RESCHEDULED: Monday March 27th, 2017 (5-8pm) at Knox Inc. – 75 Laurel St, Hartford, CT

Saturday March 25th, 2017 (10:30am-1:30pm) Hosted by Green Village Initiative at Bridgeport Public Library – 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT

 

BF 110: Growing Crops in Low, High and Movable Tunnels

Wednesday Nov. 9th (6-9pm) at UConn Stamford Campus Rm 138 – 1 University Street, Stamford, CT

Saturday Dec. 3rd, 2016 (10:30am-1:30pm) Hosted by GROW Windham at CLiCK – 41 Club Road, Windham, CT 

Saturday Feb. 11th, 2017  (10:30am-1:30pm) Hosted by Green Village Initiative at Bridgeport Public Library – 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT

 

BF 120: Irrigation and Water Management Systems

Saturday April 29th, 2017 (9:30am- 12:30pm) at Common Ground H.S. – 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT 

 

BF 140: Post-Harvest Handling

Sunday Dec. 4th, 2016 (9am-12pm) at Fairfield Co. Extension Center – 67 Stony Hill Rd Bethel, CT 

 

 

BF 201: Financial Record Keeping for Farm Operations

 

BF 210: Design Fundamentals for Greenhouse & Tunnels

 

BF 220: Safety & Maintenance for Small Engines & Power Tools (English or Spanish)

Wednesday Oct. 19th, 2016 (9am-3:30pm) at Community Farm of Simsbury – 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT 

 

BF 221: Tractor Safety & Maintenance (English or Spanish)

Monday Oct. 17th, 2016 -Tuesday Oct. 18th, 2016 (9am-5pm) at Community Farm of Simsbury – 73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, CT 

 

BF 240: Pesticide Safety – for both conventional and organic producers

 

BF 250: Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies

 

 


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This project is sponsored by the USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Award #2016-70017-25416