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Davanh is attending ArchisAcres.com's event
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Avocado Production for New Growers at Fallbrook Public Utility District

May 18, 2017 at 12:30pm to June 22, 2017 at 2:30pm
6 weekly classes and a Field Trip to the UC Cooperative Extension High Density TrialClasses…See More
Wednesday
Ronnie Collins is attending ArchisAcres.com's event
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Avocado Production for New Growers at Fallbrook Public Utility District

May 18, 2017 at 12:30pm to June 22, 2017 at 2:30pm
6 weekly classes and a Field Trip to the UC Cooperative Extension High Density TrialClasses…See More
May 16
constance d graham joined Patrick Joyce's group
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Container Farms

Info about container farms and container farm suppliers!See More
May 16

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Greenhouse Grower

New Dümmen Orange Scholarship Honors Legacy of Dr. P. Allen Hammer

“Our industry’s future depends on attracting and supporting bright, hard-working students into horticulture programs across North America, and the support of Dümmen Orange will aid that effort,” Hammer says.

Genetically Modified Petunia Update: Question and Answer with AmericanHort’s Craig Regelbrugge

AmericanHort’s key role interfacing with the USDA on the recall of genetically modified petunias has helped the horticulture industry rapidly address the problem. Senior Vice President Craig Regelbrugge talks about recent updates, the impact on the industry, and where it goes from here.

Final California Spring Trials Thoughts From Allan Armitage Scholarship Winner Tyler Beasley

“I went home from California Spring Trials realizing that the students enrolled in our Greenhouse Management program at Spokane Community College need to experience the trials. Attending opened many doors of opportunity for me.”

Hortidaily

Success of 'cana-business' relies on efficient commercial greenhouse technology

With two out of three Americans living in a state where there is some form of access to medical or recreational marijuana, commercial cultivation of cannabis has seen a huge increase over the last couple of years. But how efficient are current cultivation technologies of a former black market industry.....

"24% labor savings with new strawberry container"

It's been almost 1 year since the first 5 ha trial of strawberries with the new bucket from Meteor Systems at Boem Berry Farms. The container has 2 openings on the outside, in which the plant is placed horizontally, rather than placed sloping outward.The strawberry containerin which plants are placed.....

Mexico: Agropark growers starting their crop change

For some Mexican growers at the Agropark high tech greenhouse cluster in Queretaro, the season has come to an end again. While their counterparts in Canada and the U.S. are currently in full production, the Mexican growers are in the middle of the crop change, preparing the new season.Saul Baez Hernandez,.....

Cal Poly's Sustainable Agriculture Training at Archi's Acres

 

TRAINING SCHEDULE                        TRAINING SIGN-UP

A UNIQUE APPROACH TO ORGANIC

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

  • Sustainable farming production methods
  • Agricultural Irrigation Planning and Techniques
  • Hydro-Organics (Organic Hydroponic Techniques)
  • Greenhouse Design Considerations
  • Farm Ownership and Management
  • Business Development and Implementation
  • Business Plan Development
  • A Hands-On Training Approach
  • Introduction to/ and Farm Service Agency Loan Programs Training
  • Introduction to the Agricultural Marketplace and Network

THE SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE TRAINING (SAT)

AN AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEURIAL INCUBATOR 

TAKING STUDENTS FROM SEED TO MARKET

TRAINING SCHEDULE                        TRAINING SIGN-UP

Program Information:

The following courses are offered:

• PLT 437 Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture (3 units)

• ABM 201 - Introduction to Agribusiness Management (3 units)

• PLT 299 - Special Topics for Plant Science (3 units)

• AG 299 - Special Topics in Agriculture (3 units)

• ABM 310 - Seminar in Food and Agribusiness Management (3 units)

• ABM 200 - Independent Study (2 units)

Course Status: Credit:  17 quarter units

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Archi’s Acres, Valley Center

Tuition: $4500*

Financial Aid*: This program is TA, MyCAA, WIA and Veteran Benefit's available. Please contact your local education center,  or VA office and fill out the sign-up form (here) so we can provide you with information.

We offer a 12 week hybrid course, a 12 week nights and weekends class, and a 6 week daytime class

Hybrid = Combination of Both Online and Face Time with Instructor

   Are you interested in joining the agricultural community? Do you seek to acquire the fundamental skills of self employment or are you looking to be more competitive in the job market? SAT has trained transitioning service men and women, as well as members of the general public, to be successful in the sustainable agricultural industry. More than 300 graduates have left our farm ready to help feed our nation since 2009.  We assist with the job placement and business creation after graduation of SAT. Our graduates include successful farm owners and workers, soil-testing pioneers, restaurateurs, and owners of food companies. 

  In this program, students will receive training in hydroponics, drip/micro irrigation, environmental control, soil biology, composting, greenhouse management, and more.

  The SAT daytime full immersion course meets 8-5pm M-F, and the Nights and Weekends class meets Tuesday and Thursday nights 6-10pm and Saturdays.

  SAT will introduce you to sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. Students will have the opportunity to meet with successful industry leaders throughout the program. This course will bring your skills up-to-date with small-scale organic farming methods, help build your resume, and assist you in connecting with the current agricultural job market.

For Active Duty personnel wanting to attend SAT:

 To access your Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits,  contact the Base Education office.   If you choose to use your Veteran Benefits and need to know more about requesting your Certificate of Eligibility let us know in your VSAT Sign Up application.   If your commander authorizes PTAD we can provide your Command a PTAD letter for their files.

Veterans can sign up on line to use Veteran Benefits: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal

Click here for SAT Sign Up Application

*Students will be entitled to a full refund of the tuition ONLY if they drop class PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY. There are NO REFUNDS as of the FIRST DAY of the program. All students are ultimately responsible for the total cost of tuition, regardless of veteran benefits, grants, or other financial aid that may be used. Archi's Acres or Cal Poly, Pomona ARE NOT financially responsible for the costs of your tuition for this program.

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