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Agricultural 101 Understanding Pennsylvania Farm Operations

AG 101 is a series of online sessions that explore the many facets of farm types, operations management, economics, social aspects, and environmental considerations. The series looks at the multiple dials that Pennsylvania agricultural producers manage as they grow food, fiber, and fuel for their community, state, nation, and world.

AG 101 will increase conservation professionals’ technical and cultural understanding of Pennsylvania’s basic types of farm operations, the common plants and animals grown on them, the management approaches and technologies utilized, and the essential farm-based vernacular. The training will provide participants with an understanding of the multiple farm-scale considerations that the producer balances and the intricate linkages between production, management, social- and natural resource decisions. The course is designed to improve and increase conservation practitioners’ effectiveness in the identification and communication of natural resource problems and opportunities, and to improve collaborative development of appropriate conservation solutions between the course participants, their conservation partners, and the customer.

Target Audience:
The entire course is 12 webinars.

  • Entry level conservation professionals must enroll in the entire course.

  • The webinars are well suited for experienced conservation professionals who need to broaden their understanding of one or more individual topics. Experienced conservation professionals may participate in the webinars that suite their training needs.

Sponsoring Organizations
USDA - Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service
Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center
Penn Ag Industries
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

Contact:

Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service
Dan Dostie

Dates and Location
All AG 101 sessions are viewable online at: http://extension.psu.edu/aec/conservation-training/ag-101/.

Prerequisites
None