Online Vegetable Production and Management Course

Online Vegetable Production and Management Course


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Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University will be offering a new online Vegetable Production and Management Course in Spring 2018.  This course is being offered both for college credits and for professionals interested in vegetable production for non-credits. This online course is designed to introduce you to principles and practices of vegetable crop production and also to provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to grow and manage a vegetable production enterprise. That enterprise could be a backyard garden, community or school garden, small acreage or even a large commercial enterprise. Topics will include crop classification; emphasis on specific vegetable crops; soil, water, and pest management; cover cropping; crop rotation; weed management, season extension strategies, etc. The course is available for both credit and non-credit option. The class is web based so you can watch the lecture from anywhere with an internet connection at your own convenient time.


Iowa SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) will provide a total of ten $200 scholarships for community or school garden coordinators, FFA instructors, county horticulturists, ISU extension staff, local food coordinators, industry leaders, master gardeners, agricultural entrepreneurs, and/or commercial vegetable growers. Please contact Dr. Ajay Nair directly for scholarship opportunity. Scholarships are on a first come basis.


This course also meets Farm Service Agency guidelines for production management training for loan eligibility.



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