Specialty Crop Growers Apprenticeship Program- Pilot
SPECIALTY CROP GROWER/MANAGER (REGIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS) Mission: The mission of the program is to improve the economic conditions and personal health of communities through growing new growers Vision: Growing new growers will be accomp ...
CSA Task Analysis
CSA Grower/Manager DACUM’s Duty-Task and SME’s Lists Brad Bergefurd, The Ohio State University South Centers, Piketon, OH Christie Welch, Farmers’ Markets, The Ohio State University South Centers, Piketon, OH Al Welch, The Ohio State University South Cent ...
Duty Area K:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area K: Coordinate Product Delivery Establish delivery times and pickup points Load products Plan delivery route Deliver products ...
Duty Area L:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area L: Comply with Government Regulations Obtain scale certification Provide workman's coverage Maintain auto insurance policies Maintain pesticide applicator license Maintain organic certification Provide pe ...
Duty Area J:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area J: Manage Harvesting/Packing Determine crop maturity Determain harvest requirements Provide bathroom, hand washing facilities Provide harvest aids (e.g., knives, buckets, scissors) Hand-harvest crops Provide s ...
Duty Area I:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area I: Manage Staff Effectiveness Provide staff training Develop job descriptions Develop policies and procedures Remove safety hazards Provide staff incentives Develop staff work schedules Evaluate staff work per ...
Duty Area H:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area H: Respond to Environmental Variables Monitor growing environment Check weather forecast (e.g., short, long range) Scout for pests Evaluate pest damage Determine protective measures for crops Apply row covers ...
Duty Area G:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area G: Maintain Crop Production Plant seeds incontainers (e.g., trays, pots, gutters) Plant seeds in field Plant bulbs/tubers Plant seeds in growing development Monitor seedling development Maintain seedlings (e.g ...
Duty Area F:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area F: Prepare Soil/Growing Medium for Planting Prepare samples for testing (e.g., soil, water) Develop fertility program (e.g., soil, water) Acquire fertility amendments (e.g., compost, minerals) Clean aquaponic ...
Duty Area E:
CSA Grower/Manager DUTY/TASK LIST Duty Area E: Maintain Equipment & Facilities Inspect production equipment and facilities Repair production facilities Repair production equipment Upgrade inefficient equipment Calibrate production equipment Perfor ...