Rutgers Cooperative Extension continues its Ultra-Niche Crop Series with the upcoming workshop “Farming Garlic.” This workshop, the sixth class in the Ultra-Niche educational series for farmers seeking new crop opportunities, will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., simultaneously in Cape May Court House, Bordentown and Bridgewater, New Jersey. In this session, farmers will learn how to grow, market and sell garlic and how to make practical decisions on marketing and crop production.
The workshop will feature a 20-minute “Virtual Field Trip” video on the production and marketing of garlic, as well as, a speakers’ panel that includes Farmer: Jeff Tober, Specialist: Dr. Tom Orton, and Buyer: Ian Keith.
The following pesticide recertification credits are available for this class:
1A (Ag. Plant) – 2 Credits
Private – 2 Credits
CORE - 1 Credit
Jeff Tober is farm manager of Fernbrook Farm CSA. The family-owned farm, located in Chesterfield, NJ, currently blends agriculture, horticulture, education and community. Dr. Tom Orton, Specialist, Rutgers University is an Extension Specialist at Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Bridgeton, NJ. He focuses on breeding new vegetable varieties and developing new production methods. Ian Keith is Chef at Harvest, the new dining venue at the Rutgers New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health.
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