Category: New American Farmer Teaching Resources

Zucchini Pest Management

zucchini pests

This is a slide show that introduces three insect pests and one disease which singly or together can destroy a zucchini crop (striped cucumber beetle, squash bug, squash vine borer, and powdery mildew). Trap crops and rogueing are suggested as control method strategies. Slides can be printed (and laminated) for field instruction.

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Working with Interpreters

Working with Interpreters

This training of trainer’s workshop is designed for refugee farmer incubator interpreters and/or staff who work together to deliver trainings and technical assistance. It is also useful for outside service providers and partners (e.g. extension educators) who provide trainings with refugee farmers using interpreters.

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Wholesale Readiness

wholesale readiness

Global Growers developed a series of resources related to providing technical assistance to farmers with previous experience in commercial agriculture. Our technical assistance process begins with the Wholesale Readiness Assessment Tool.

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Weed Management and Hardpan

Weed Management

Using this guide, farmers will learn about weeds, why it is important to manage them, and about different tools, techniques, and approaches for weed management they can use in their fields. They also review the effect of tilling on soil health.

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Wash Station Signs

Wash Station Signs

The What to Wash and What Not to Wash signs are visual aides to assist farmers at the wash station in order to recognize which vegetables should be washed in water and those that should not be washed with water.

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Vegetable Identification

Vegetable Identification

This tool is designed for beginning farmers who want to learn vegetables names in English. This lesson includes activities for farmers to identify vegetables by reading, writing, listening, and seeing photos.

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Vegetable Groups and American Eating Habits

Vegetable Groups and American Eating Habits

This tool can be used in any setting where marketing is taught and where farmers would benefit from learning which vegetables are most familiar to most American-born customers.

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Tracking Group Finances

tracking group finances

Accurately tracking money between group members who share expenses and/or market together can be cumbersome, even for people who regularly use computers and do calculations. This spreadsheet makes the job more manageable.

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Taking Care of Our Soil

Taking Care of Our Soil

This is a PowerPoint presentation introducing some basic concepts related to soil fertility and fertilizers.

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Soil Health and Fertility

Soil Health and Fertility

This module contains six mini-lessons on practices and knowledge related to soil health and fertility. The lessons address soil texture, fertilizers, soil organisms, legume crops and nitrogen, cover crops, and nutrient problems.

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