Solid Ground Farmer Trainings

Strengthening Our Farms Across Connecticut

Trainings are based on input from Beginning Farmers & UConn Extension’s recent experience working with Beginner Farmers.

Winter 2019-2020 Calendar

*All Solid Ground Trainings are FREE (unless noted otherwise)*


Growing Crops in Low, High and Movable Tunnels
With Steve Munno (Massaro Farm)

  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 (1 – 4pm) @ Massaro Farm – 41 Ford Road in Woodbridge


Review of Top 10 Issues on Veg Farms in 2019: Pests, Disease, Soils, Climate Change, Oh My!
With Matt DeBacco & Kip Kolesinskas

  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 (3:30 – 6:30pm) @ Tolland Ag Center – 24 Hyde Avenue in Vernon


Farmland Access
With Will O’Meara (Land For Good)

  • Monday, December 16th, 2019 (3 – 6pm) @ Common Ground Highschool – 358 Springside Ave in New Haven


Small Fruit Production for Small Scale Farming
With Mary Concklin (UConn Extension & Raspberry Knoll Farm)

  • Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 (3 – 6pm) @ The Buchanan Room, Mansfield Public Library – 54 Warrenville Road in Mansfield Center



Check back for dates TBD on the following topics!:
Diversified Vegetable Production
Farmland Access
Season Extension
Climate Change Adaptation
Ag Mechanics