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Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension Middlesex

Rutgers Cooperative Extension, The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

RU Ready to Farm™: Specialty Crops

Course Code: AP0307CA17

RU Ready to Farm™: Specialty Crops is a three-day course for beginning farmers interested in commercial vegetable production. This class will explore crop systems, management practices, and methods that will prepare participants to produce commonly grown specialty crops. Participants will have the opportunity to further investigate areas of interest including basic plant science, controlled environment production, soil health, disease identification and more. This class will include both classroom and hands-on instruction at two local farms in Middlesex County.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for attending the program.

When registering, please select your main area(s) of interest from the list below to help us determine how to focus the course agenda:

  • Basic Plant Science
  • Plant Disease Identification
  • Specialty Crop Production Systems
  • Controlled Environments / Greenhouse Production

For Rutgers Undergraduate Students

As a qualified Rutgers University student, you can register with your NetID through the online Web Registration System for course number 11:020:490 and receive one (1) undergraduate credit.

Questions? Contact Us!

Bill Hlubik, hlubik@aesop.rutgers.edu
Gillian Armstrong, armstrong@aesop.rutgers.edu

Cooperating Agencies

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

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Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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Dates & Times

Last Held:

Saturday, March 25, 2017:
9am to 3pm

Tuesday, March 28, 2017: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Saturday, April 1, 2017:
9am to 2pm

Next offering TBD


Middlesex County EARTH Center & Extension Services
42 Riva Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Registration Fees

Business Partners and Families of Two or More:

First Time RU Ready to Farm™ Extension-Based Participants:

Previous RU Ready to Farm™ Participants, Master Gardeners (with certificate) & Veterans:

Non-Rutgers Students, FFA Members, New Jersey Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Members:

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