Free Beginning Farmers Workshop Series

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agriculture-1851424__340-1Are you interested in growing fresh produce and plants to sell? The ASU Cooperative Extension is offering a 4-session workshop for those interested in starting their own business growing vegetables and other specialty crops.

This is a great opportunity to gain some first-hand experience developing a business plan and acquiring niche marketing skills. The class will cover grant and loan opportunities, business and marketing plans, record keeping, soil analysis, water management, crop planning, and organic production and certification. There will also be an opportunity to request additional specific information.

Classes will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 8 and Mar. 22 at the Community Development Bldg. 2500 N. Fort Valley Road, Bldg. 1.

These classes are free, but you must pre-register by contacting Hattie Braun at (928) 774-1868 ext. 170 or by e-mail to hbraun@cals.arizona.edu.