Training Tools and Handouts

Winter Class Learning Objectives

Word document list of learning objectives.  Includes learning objectives for advanced farmers, Congolese farmers and incubator farmers.  Great resource for trainers designing curriculum.  All Regions. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: all.  Literacy Level: advanced.  Key Words: curriculum, course plans, learning objectives.

Brunswick Winter's Farmers Market questionnaire

Word document customer survey about the Brunswick Winter Farmers market.  Can be easily adapted for other farmers markets. English Level: Advancing. Farming Level: n/a. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: survey, farmers market.

Wholesale Markets

Powepoint presentation for farmers about pricing vegetables for wholesale versus retail markets.  Also includes information about planting and American's preferences.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Moderate.  Key Words: kale, hot peppers, radishes, marketing, business planning.

Farmers Market Stands

Powerpoint Presentation/Google Slides for farmers about farmer's markets presentation.  Includes many descriptive photographs.  Needs additional prompts for trainers, could be adapted to any market.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.  Key words: farmers market, marketing.

January 2014 Calendar

PDF calendar for farmers to keep track of events and daily activities happening at the farm.  All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: All. Literacy Level: Low. Key Words: calendar, plannning.

Welcome to the Farm

PDF used to welcome participants to the farm and outline common rules and procedures.  Good template that can be adapted to other incubator farms.  Includes slides about trash, compost, field layout, irrigation, planting and harvesting, pests, soil fertility.  Instructors may need to adapt to thier specific program and add prompts.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.  Key words: pests, soil, compost, rules, irrigation, fertilizer.

Time Wheel

Word doc for farmers with a pie chart graphic for time managment.  Includes slices for managment, planting, harvesting and marketing.  All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.  Key words: time management, planting, harvesting, marketing.

How do you have TIME to farm beyond the vegetables?

Powerpoint Presentation for farmers about time management. Includes pie charts with break down of time into different farming activities.  May need some adaptation to specific programs. All Regions.  English Level: Beginning.  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Pre/Low.  Key words: time managment, planning, planting, pest management, harvesting, irrigation.

Farming in Maine class - 2 of 2

Powerpoint presentation for farmers about farming in Maine.  Goal of presetation is to get to know the new farmers, talk about how different farms look across Maine and go over the basics of the incubator farm. Can be adapted for individual incubator farms. Paired with outline Farming in Maine class 1 of 2.  Region: Maine/NE. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre. Key Words: Maine.

Production Schedule in Spanish

Excel calendar template for farmers in Spanish. Identifies dates for planting, weeding, pest management, and harvesting for a variety of crops specific to the Northeast region. English level: n/a. Farming level: Beginner. Literacy level: Low.

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