E-Learning

Webinars

BF 104: Soil Health & Management

Trainer – Kip Kolesinskas, Land Use and Conservation Specialist, UConn Extension

Soils are the basis for any farm’s success. Participants will learn the basic soil science principles that are important to maintaining healthy soils. They will develop knowledge about soil health and the common conservation practices used to manage them for profitability and ecological sustainability. Guidance on soil testing and reading soil tests will also be provided.

Online Training

BF 104 Soil Health & Management (Part I)

BF 104 Soil Health & Management (Part II)

BF 104 Soil Health & Management (Part III)

Powerpoint

BF 104 Soil Health & Management.pdf

 

BF 105: Fruit Production for Small Scale Farming

Trainer – Mary Concklin, Fruit Crops Specialist and Integrated Pest Management Educator, UConn Extension

This course will focus on small fruit and will cover site selection and preparation, soil requirements for various fruits, varieties, planting and care, support systems for brambles, extending the season, proper harvesting, and integrated pest management for select insects and diseases.

Online Training

BF 105 Part 1

BF 105 Part 2

BF 105 Part 3

PowerPoint

BF 105 Fruit Production for Small Scale Farming.pdf

 

BF 106: Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming

Trainer – Matthew DeBacco, Vegetable Consultant

This course will focus on the basics for soil testing and soil health, cover crops, choosing crops to grow, field preparation, season extension, an equipment wish list, marketing, weed management options, diagnostics for plant problems, disease management, insect management and pesticide application. We will cover some annual pest problems for several common vegetable crops.

Jude Boucher’s Online Training

BF 106 Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming (Part I)

BF 106 Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming (Part II)

BF 106 Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming (Part III)

PowerPoints

BF 106 Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming (Part I).pdf

BF 106 Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming (Part II).pdf

BF 106 Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming (Part 3A).pdf

BF 106 Vegetable Production for Small Scale Farming (Part 3B).pdf

 

How to Grow a Farm Video Series

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UConn Extension is enormously grateful to the farmers who shared their stories for this series of short videos. Our goal was to showcase a variety of ways that farmers in Connecticut have been able to get started and grow their farm business.  In these stories you’ll learn about farmers that needed to find or restore farmland to expand production, build a loyal customer base for a new business, and develop their market for high quality products. Click HERE to view