This class is designed for ag service providers who would like to increase their knowledge of agronomic concepts. An introductory survey of topics include soils, crop management, nutrient management, and grazing. We will cover applied science such as interpreting soil tests, reading forage tests, understanding the 4R’s of nutrient use, learning plant identification, determining stocking rate and paddock size calculations in grazing systems, and much more. This is a 3- day class with an in-field component each day. This class can serve as an introduction for those who would like to then go on to attend the Certified Crop Adviser training and take the exam to obtain a CCA license.
The instructor, Cheryl Cesario, is a consultant for Common Sense Solutions. Cheryl has been working directly with farmers since 2004 on grazing management, organic certification, water quality regulations, and big picture planning and goal setting. She helps farmers plan and implement practices, navigate funding channels, and provides grant writing services. She has grazed and worked with animals in her own farming endeavors as well as working on a handful of dairy farms. Cheryl has consulted with farmers and ranchers in the Northeast, Texas, and the lower Plains states.
- June 20: Applied Agronomy Part 1- Plant ID, Management and Soils
- August 15: Applied Agronomy Part 2- Forages and Grazing
- October 10: Applied Agronomy Part 3- Nutrient Management
Red School House
Randolph Center, VT