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Greenhouse Crop Production for Beginning Farmers
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|Synopsis:||Start your own greenhouse farm! This two-day short course is designed to introduce beginning farmers to greenhouse crop production.|
|Start Time:||Monday, March 6, 2017 8:15 AM|
|End Time:||Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:30 PM|
|Address:||No Street Address|
|City, State, Country:||Bordentown, NJ US|
|Sponsor:||Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education|
|Contact Name:||Joe Canzano|
|Contact Phone:||(848) 932-7317|
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.
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Participants will receive classroom instruction from experts and will board a bus on the second day to visit several greenhouse operations around New Jersey.
|Target Audience:||Alumni, General Public|