Field School Events
This event is tentatively planned for September 2018. A finalized date and more information coming soon! Questions about this event? Contact Caroline Selle at email@example.com.
In this 10-part workshop series for beginning farmers, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The featured topics are proven, essential components for ensuring farm profitability. REGISTER HERE.
Wheels Up─a Maturing Farming Business Management Assessment Program
Have you been farming for more than 3 Years? Are you ready to move from your start-up “Survive” business model to a better “Thriving Business” model? Do you have an established farming operation but need to improve your management and profitability in a specific management area? A new training program, “Wheels Up”, offered in partnership between the University of Maryland Extension and Future Harvest-CASA, may be the business up-grade training you need to help your business “take off.”
Learn to grow one of the Mid-Atlantic’s hottest specialty crops: hops! Join Future Harvest CASA and Brookeville Beer Farm for an introductory growers’ clinic.
Are you an aspiring hops grower? Learn how to select a hopyard site, predict your labor needs, and navigate common fungal disease and pest pitfalls during this introductory clinic. Grower presentations and a brief tour of Brookeville Beer Farm’s (BBF) hopyard from 12-2 pm precede a pizza and beer tasting at 2 pm. Must be 21 to participate in the beer tasting.
Are you a grower interested in supplying products for BBF’s future brews? Join BBF Co-owner Phil Muth at 3 pm to discuss pre-sale opportunities. Pre-sale networking is free and open to the public. Please pre-register for the pre-sale.
Learn all about winter care for your budding orchard! Join Future Harvest CASA and experienced orchardists at MacBride and Gill Falcon Ridge Farm, LLC for a hands-on pruning workshop.
MacBride and Gill Falcon Ridge Farm, LLC produces apples, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, Asian pears, persimmons, and more using sustainable production methods. Join farm owners and Future Harvest CASA members Stanton Gill, Kelly MacBride-Gill, and Chelsey MacBride-Gill for an interactive pruning demonstration, discussion of fruit tree and berry health, and tour of commercial and experimental fruit varieties. Attendees will assist in pruning fruit trees and berry plants. A potluck lunch will follow.
This event is now SOLD OUT. Please contact Niamh Shortt at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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