AGPS 1103  with D or better
Students will learn how to site, design, and manage a small-scale vegetable farm, using organic or other sustainable practices that support niche-marketing strategies. Particular attention will be paid to crop sequences appropriate for the climates and soils of the Northeastern United States. Students will gain hands-on experience in building soil quality, starting transplants, identifying and managing pests, harvesting and marketing of vegetables. Later in the course, students will work with sustainable winter-production technologies, including passively-heated high tunnels and intensive vegetable production using hydroponic techniques.