Sample of the student handbook for New Entry's Farm Business Training Course: includes first session (of six) with course introduction and marketing lesson.
How to Teach
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Presentation from New Farms for New Americans that outlines taxes, tax returns, taxing products, and rules at the farmers' market.
Presentation from New Farms for New Americans that outlines that basics of planning for annual expenses and capital expenses over time.
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Basic canning instructions adapted from Ball, outlining the steps to safely store high acid foods, like sauce, jam, and chutney: boiling jars of food to remove air, preventing spoilage and food-borne illness.
Brief presentation from New Farms for New Americans that outlines best practices for starting seedings, including methods and crop and region specifics.
Presentation by New Farms for New Americans that outlines basics of the Brassica family including specific crops, how and when to plant, and common pests and diseases.
This webinar covers developing appropriate curricula for beginning farmer training programs. Partners from the Minnesota Food Association (MNFA) Big River Farms Program, the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP), and the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (New Entry) discuss different learning modules of relevance to beginning farmers, as well as provide examples of lesson plans, exercises and other teaching tools. The webinar also addresses teaching to populations with language barriers and how curricula fit into the broader incubator farm program structure.
Presentation on the basics of soil management, including soil fertility, mangagement practices, pests and diseases, and information on organic versus conventional agriculture.
A record keeping worksheet, put together by the New American Agriculture Project (NASAP), illustrated with specific pests and includes space to record action taken, effect, and notes.
Illustrated calendar that recommends planting dates for a variety crops, April through June.