Do you have aspirations to be a local food producer? This 14-week class in Council Bluffs this fall will help students create a comprehensive business plan and will also cover the basics of farming techniques, soils, animal husbandry, irrigation and integrated pest and disease management. Classroom work will be supplemented with hands-on labs, field trips and relationship building with mentors. Follow up support after class completion will be available to help ensure the long-term success of your farm.
The course will meet weekly Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. The fee to sign up is $39. To register for these classes you can call Iowa Western at 712-325-3255 or visit www.iwcc.edu/ce and visit the Environmental Training Link. There also are more classes relating to sustainability in the Green Living Classes.
For more information please contact Matt Mancuso, Sustainability Coordinator, at 712-325-3448 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.