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Greenhouse Crop Production for Beginning Farmers

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Course Code: AC0501CA17

Greenhouse Crop Production Course for Farmers

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Date & Time

March 6-7, 2017
Day 1: 8:15am - 5:30pm (Check in time: 7:45am)
Day 2: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Description

Start your own greenhouse farm!

People consider starting a farm for a variety of reasons. Some see it as a viable way to make a living and provide for their families, while others want to pursue it after retirement. While operating a greenhouse is more expensive than field agriculture, it provides a way to grow year-round, and thus greenhouses have the potential to provide a more steady income. By protecting a crop from most weather conditions, higher yields are feasible - but managing the production system and its environment requires extensive knowledge and constant attention to detail.

This two-day short course is designed to introduce beginning farmers to greenhouse crop production and will cover topics including:

  • Production systems
  • Pests and diseases
  • Irrigation
  • Crop fertility
  • Economics
  • Marketing

Participants will receive classroom instruction from experts and will board a bus on the second day to visit several greenhouse operations around New Jersey.

Credits

Rutgers CEUs
1.2

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Fees
Early Registration Fee $225.00 Register on or before February 21, 2017 and save!
Registration Fee

$245.00

After February 21, 2017

Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.