Farmer Trainings

Welcome to Solid Ground Farmer Trainings, a program of UConn CAHNR Extension.  We are excited to announce that we are currently in the process of planning a new series for the 2021 year and are looking forward to sharing these training dates and topics with you soon!  If you would like to see a list of previous trainings, please click here to see what kind of topics we cover and get an idea of what we do. If you have suggestions as to what kind of trainings you would like to see, please email our coordinator. If you would like to join our email list, so you can be updated on trainings we are presenting  in the state, please sign up for our email list at the top right of our navigation bar, or click here.

Upcoming Trainings

 

Saturday February 20th - Small Engine
Maintenance & Repairs; 4 Stroke
Register Here
9AM-3PM 
Cost $25.00 - (Lunch will be provided)  
*snow date February 27th

Rockville High School
 70 Loveland Street
 Vernon, CT 06066

Tuesday February 23rd - To Till or Not to Till
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Online Event 
Register Here
Dig into the Why's and How's of No -Till farming. Join Andrew Mefferd & Solid Ground as we explore techniques & skills to get started!

Thursday March 11th - On Farm Composting
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Online Event 
Register Here
Join James McSweeney of Compost Technical Services as he provides insight into the pros and cons of different composting systems, with a focus on creating consistency and efficiency through systems design and management. 

Saturday March 13th - Basic Electrical for AC 120 Residential Wiring
Register Here
9AM-3PM 
Cost $25.00 - (Lunch will be provided)           
*snow date; March 20th                   

Nonnewaug High School
5 Minortown Road
Woodbury, CT 06798

Save The Date!
Saturday March 27th - Ecological Growing with Wayne Young 
High Hill Orchard- Meriden, CT
Registration and Time Coming Soon!

Explore how ecological growing can be implemented to support reduced or no pesticide use. Learn how building soil health leverages other natural systems in order to manage pests and environmental challenges.

flyer for Agroecology trainings