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Upstart U Orientation

Upstart University Orientation

Learn what Upstart University is, why we created it, and how to navigate the platform. We’ll also introduce you to our student learning resources and help you get connected to our awesome student community, support team, and extras.

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USU 1000

1000: Goals & Action Planning for Your Upstart Farm (Trial)

To get started, let's assess your farm goals, analyze your current position, and organize an official timeline to keep things moving forward.

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1099: Lighting for Upstart Farmers (Trial)

Light and lighting is hugely important for planning your vertical farm. Learn the fundamentals of lighting for Upstart Farmers in this course.

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Hydroponics Course

2030: Intro to Hydroponics (Trial)

Looking to run a hydroponic system? This course will give you a full walkthrough of everything you need to know to get started and be successful including system and nutrient management, crop management, plumbing and layouts, and more.

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Foundations of Aquaponics

2050: Foundations of Aquaponics (Trial)

Looking to start an aquaponic farm? This course provides over 12 hours of in-depth information on how to start and run an aquaponic system successfully. Appropriate for all experience levels!

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Intro to Organics

Intro to Organics – Mini Course (Trial)

In this course, we'll focus on the relevant laws surrounding organic production in the United States, including labeling, pros and cons, practices and issues facing organic producers, and more.

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