Introduction: For Instructors

Student Materials

Part 1 Organic Farming and Gardening Skills and Practice

1.1 Managing Soil Fertility

1.2 Garden and Field Tillage and Cultivation

1.3 Propagating Crops from Seed and Greenhouse Management

1.4 Transplanting and Direct Seeding

1.5 Irrigation — Principles and Practices

1.6 Selecting and Using Cover Crops

1.7 Making and Using Compost

1.8 Arthropod Pest Management

1.9 Managing Plant Pathogens

1.10 Managing Weeds Lecture Outlines

1.11 Reading and Interpreting Soil Test Reports

Hands-on Exercise 1: [ Reading and Interpreting Soil Analysis Reports, Nutrient Budgeting, and Selecting Mineral and Organic Matter Soil Amendments ]

Part 2 Applied Soil Science

2.1a Soils and Soil Physical Properties

2.1b Demonstration 1: Soil Texture Determination

2.2a Soil Chemistry and Fertility

2.2b Demonstrations: Soil Chemistry

2.3 Soil Biology and Ecology

Part 3 Social and Environmental Issues in Agriculture

3.1 The Development of U.S. Agriculture

3.2 Social Issues In Modern Agriculture

3.3 Environmental Issues in Modern Agriculture

3.4 Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems

Introduction: For Instructors

Student Materials

1.0 Small Farm Viability Today

2.0 Small Farm Business Planning

2.4 Cash Flow Spreadsheet

2.5 Cash Flow Template

3.0 Overview of Produce Marketing

4.0 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

4.1 History of Community Supported Agriculture

4.2 CSA Structure and Organization

4.3 CSA Outreach

4.4 CSA Administration

4.5 CSA Crop Planning

4.6 CSA Crop Rotation and Soil Fertility

4.7 CSA Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling

5.0 Other Direct Marketing Strategies

5.1 Farmers' Markets and Roadside Farm Stands

5.2 Collaborative Marketing Groups and Agricultural Cooperatives

5.3 Regional Agriculture Economic Development: "Buy local" Campaigns

5.4 Institutional Marketing Relationships and Farm-to-school Programs

5.5 Direct Marketing to Restaurants

6.0 Land Tenure Options