We receive many calls and visits at the Extension Office from people who have land and do not know what to do with it. “What can I grow?” is a very common question, and “It depends” is the most common answer. It depends on how much time you will have to work on the land, water availability, slope of land, location, available equipment, market, etc. Extension conducts many meetings every year discussing production practices for many different areas of agriculture including horticulture, forages and livestock, agronomy, pond management, wildlife management, etc. for the beginning or experienced grower.
This Farming 101 program is specifically designed for the beginning grower, but anyone can attend. A beginning grower does not mean you have never grown anything. You may be a very experienced grower of peach trees, but a beginner at greenhouse lettuce. This program is to teach you the basic practices of growing certain crops. We have other meetings with more detailed information that are available for more experienced growers.
The Farming 101 program will held on Fridays during the month of October at the Tallapoosa County Extension office. The first meeting will be October 5th, and the last meeting will be October 26th. The classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will end at 12 noon. Pre-registration is required, and the cost per class is $10 or $40 for the entire course. Please mail the registration fee to the Tallapoosa County Extension Office, 125 N. Broadnax Street, Room 23, Dadeville, AL. 36853. If registering for individual classes, please indicate which class(es).
- October 5th – Soil Health
- October 12th -Vegetable Production
- October 19th – Greenhouse and Hydroponic Vegetable Production
- October 26th – Vegetable Insect Pest Management
If you have questions concerning the Farming 101 program, please contact Shane Harris at 256-825-1050 or Chip East at 256-846-0314.
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