In this course, students will learn the technical skills needed to be a successful vegetable and fruit producer. Most students will take this course after their first year of agricultural education. If students take this course prior to their first year, it will inspire their classroom learning experience. This summer course will give students the opportunity to put academic knowledge to work. Students will learn about organic management of fruits and vegetables ranging from pest and disease control to washing and handling practices. Student will be introduced to field cultivation and management techniques and will be given the opportunity to use and be introduced to the appropriate equipment used on vegetable and fruit farms. Students will also have hands-on experience with managerial aspect of farming.
8.5 hours of lab per week