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2017 Organic Farming Principles and Practices
May 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - May 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm$100.00
Free for all MOFGA apprentices and JPs
$100 per day or $150 for both days; Discounts for MOFGA members. Registration each day 9:30am. Class until 4pm. This is a two-day immersion course for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming. Join specialists from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided. Day one will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA’s Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils, and cover plant families. After lunch we will be touring a neighboring farm. Day two will address the fundamentals of organic livestock husbandry, production systems and pasture management taught by MOFGA’s Organic Livestock Specialist, Diane Schivera, and a panel of organic farmers.