Agriculture at a glance
New farmer training
The Yuma County Cooperative Extension is again offering a training program for people who want to learn how to farm and market the vegetables they grow to the local community in a farmers market.
The new farmer/farmers market training program will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays Jan. 7 through Feb. 25 at the extension office, 2200 W. 28th St. Topics will include pest management; business plan and accounting; marketing; soil, fertilization and water management; obtaining land and capital; food safety; insurance and risk management; and taxes.
Those interested need to contact the extension office to fill out an application form. The office is closed this week for â€¨Christmas but will reopen on Jan. 2. Cost of the class is $50.
For more information, call Stacey Bealmear, urban horticulture extension agent, at 726-3904 on Jan. 2.
Continuing education classes
Continuing education hours for agriculture pest control applicators and pest control advisors for 2012 needed through Dec. 31 are still available at pcaapplicatorhours.com from Agro Consulting.
Four three-hour courses are available: weed control in depth; pheromones, BT's and IGRs; vertebrates, citrus control and adjuvants; and pest control of spinach, seedlings, alfalfa and citrus disease.
For information, call Tim Braun at 726-8958 or Robert Braun at 580-7801.