COURSE FOR GREENHOUSE GROWERS STARTS JAN 14

January 10, 2014

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) ― Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) is offering a women’s farm business management program focusing on greenhouse production. RCE will present Annie’s Project New Jersey for Greenhouse Growers on Tuesday nights, beginning Jan. 14, 2014 and ending Feb. 25, 2014. Webinars will also be offered from 7-8 p.m. every Thursday evening for the duration of the program. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County, 2 Academy Drive, Westampton, New Jersey 08060-3826.

The women will meet, eat and share their similar experiences as they learn from experts across the country. Annie’s Project New Jersey for Greenhouse Growers is a specialized Annie’s Project covering risk management as well as production topics such as greenhouse crop selection, marketing, greenhouse structures and shading, entomology and pathology, energy and irrigation, leadership and greenhouse apps for Smartphones.

In addition to the education that women farmers will gain, Annie’s Project New Jersey for Greenhouse Growers offers beneficial networking opportunities. Participants will meet and learn from other farm women, network with potential customers and form connections with industry professionals. The cost for the six-week course and webinars, including all supplies and food, is only $100.

To register online, visit APNJGreenhouse.eventbrite.com. Interested farm women are invited to review the Annie’s Project New Jersey information online at http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~farmmgmt/anniesproject.html. For more details, contact Jenny Carleo, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, at 609-465-5115.

Annie’s Project New Jersey for Greenhouse Growers is funded by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Cooperating agencies include Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

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