This intensive, three-day course gives you a realistic picture of what it takes to run a successful small-scale produce operation—including capital, management, labor and other resources. Topics include soil fertility, crop production (from seed starting to harvest), pest management, cover crops, equipment and labor needs at different scales of operation, and marketing and economics. 2012 grower-instructors include Michael Racette of Spring Hill Community Farm, Tricia Bross of Luna Circle Farm and Jenny Bonde of Shooting Star Farm.
This course is sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. More information about the course is available here.