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Consumers have become increasingly more concerned about the quality, safety, and environmental-friendliness of food. Consequently, organic farming has become one the fastest growing segments of agriculture.
However, lack of technical know-how on how to start and run an organic farm profitably hinders many from taking advantage of the opportunities within the organic food industry.
This Organic Farming Masterclass will walk you through proven guidelines to effectively start and manage organic farm business that makes profit. You will be guided, step by step, in developing soil fertility plan, pest management protocols, assessing customer needs, and setting marketing objectives.
By the end this masterclass, you will know how to integrate core organic farming principles into an effective farm business plan that optimizes profit and sustainability goals.
In this module, you will learn the basic principles that guide organic farming systems from brilliant experts with 40+ years of combined experience in this field.
In this module, you will learn the practical principles that improve soil fertility and develop overall nutrient balance in your organic farm.
In this module, you will learn how to recognize, identify, manage and prevent crop stressors like pests, insects, and weeds that are likely to attack your organic crop and livestock.
In this module, you will learn organic farm record-keeping tactics, requirements, and legal process to complete an organic certification application and become a certified organic farm.
In this module, you will learn how to interpret, develop and track a realistic, yet profitable plan for organic farm operations such as cultivation, food production, packaging, storage and marketing of organic products.
In this module, you will learn organic market diversification and how to carve your niche. You will develop effective business strategies to identify, produce, package, brand and distribute sellable organic products to your target audience at a global scale.
3-5 hours per week
Under 30 people
1 Capstone Project
Not ready to enroll but want to learn more? Download the Organic Farming Masterclaass brochure to review program details.
The goals of the agribusiness masterclass are to provide information and experience for the participants in the following areas:
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