TNP, CSU Extension to Host Meeting on Farmer Training Program

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Central State University Extension will host an informational meeting to discuss the Beginner Farmer Training program. 

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Harding Room at the Warren Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW.

The free, six-month program will run from April through October and is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The program is designed to train adults to start successful commercial farm businesses and to help existing farmers improve and diversify their farms. 

Through the program, student farmers will get hands-on experience in growing and marketing their farm-grown food. CSU Extension will provide educational workshops to learn about crop planning, soil management, business planning, food safety and more. Students will attend workshops, network with other farmers, practice on the program’s farm and access USDA opportunities. 

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will provide land for student farmers and connect them to local markets and land leases or sales.

The program is available to individuals of all levels of farming experience and will focus on assisting minorities, disadvantaged residents and veterans.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.