Beginning Farmer Workshop

Feb 26 2013 - 8:30am - Mar 26 2013 - 8:30am

Are you interested in growing fresh produce to sell? This four-session workshop is for those interested in starting their own business growing vegetables and other specialty crops. This is a great opportunity for youth and others looking to gain some first-hand experience developing a business plan and acquiring niche marketing skills. Participants will also learn how to construct and grow in a hoophouse so that they can supercharge the annual growing and market potential of their land. This course is appropriate for individuals simply growing their gardens for their own use as well as those wishing to grow fresh produce for market.

Three classroom sessions will be held at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension on the Prescott Rodeo Grounds at 840 Rodeo Dr. #C (in Prescott) on February 26, March 12, and March 26 between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM. The fourth session will be a Field Day devoted to constructing a hoop house and the date will be announced at the first session. There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is required and class size is limited. To RSVP, please call the Prescott UA Extension Office at (928) 445-6590 and enter 221. The office is open between 9 AM to noon and 1 to 4 PM M-F.

Location: 
Yavapai County Cooperative Extension, Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Dr. #C, Prescott, AZ 86305
Contact name: 
Jeff Schalau
Contact email: 
jschalau@cals.arizona.edu