TNP, CSU Extension to Discuss Beginner Farmer Training Program

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and the Central State University Extension will host an informational meeting about the Beginner Farmer Training program at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Harding Room at the Warren Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW.

The free, six-month program from April through October is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The goal of the program is to train individuals to start successful commercial farms and help existing farmers improve or diversify their farms, with a focus on assisting minorities and veterans.

The CSU Extension will provide educational workshops to learn about crop planning, soil management, business planning, food safety and more.

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will be an external partner by providing land for student farmers and recruitment throughout the Mahoning Valley, and connecting student farmers to local markets and land leases or sales. 

TNP, through its Grow and Warren Farmers Market programs, has worked since 2010 on mitigating the impact of food deserts in Warren and Trumbull County. The organization released the Warren Community Food Security Strategic Plan in 2017.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.