2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

AGF 140 Winter Crops Practicum

(Contact Hours: 4) This course will engage students directly with the planting, production, harvesting, safe handling, post-harvest management, and preservation of winter food crops for use in healthy menu plans and preparation. Students will learn how to grow crops in various indoor environments and practice season extension techniques for outdoor growing. Students will learn how to plan for crop cycles, including developing crop calendars and the timing of germination of various seedlings for later transplant and grow-out production. Students will be introduced to farm food safety regulations and certifications. Students will learn how to prune and graft plants to maximize plant health and productivity. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.