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Materials & Equipment

These courses cover topics relating to the materials and equipment you may use on your modern farm and how to choose which are best for your goals.

 

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Production method

1030: Choosing Your Production Method

In this course, you will learn what each method is, how it works, and the important decision making factors for each based on their construction, design, and biology.

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DWC

1031: Aquaponic DWC: Design & Economics

Aquaponic systems are appealing for so many reasons - they’re interesting and fun to work with, they add marketing value to your business, they can be organic, and so on. But what happens when you decide you want to grow aquaponically? Well, naturally the next step is to design your system.. And that’s where the nerves come in...This webinar course will serve to reduce some of that intimidation factor, which helping you gain a better understanding of aquaponic farm economics and showing you how to design your own aquaponics farm.

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Bato Buckets

1032: Bato Buckets & Vine Crop Production

Bato buckets are popular hydroponic system for growing vining crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc. Whether they're your stand-alone growing method, or a supplementary system, they make a great addition to any farm.

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Understanding ZipGrow

1033: Understanding ZipGrow

When you're looking to start an Upstart Farm, a business plan is essential. It doesn't matter if you've got a backyard farm or tens of thousands of square feet in a warehouse - a business plan will guide and define your efforts.

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Humidity Management

1090: Humidity Management: Tools & Tech for Indoor Growers

This course is going to first help you understand the issue of humidity by explaining what humidity is and how it affects your plants. This will provide you with the basis you need to make informed humidity management decisions based on your environment. Then, we’ll dive into the solutions - humidity management tools and technology that will help you save on energy and avoid crop loss.

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HVAC Design

1091: HVAC Design for Indoor Growers

This course will introduce HVAC design concepts and systems used for managing the climate of an indoor growing operation, including information on systems, sizing, designs, costs, and more.

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Aquaponic System Design – Mini Course

The Aquaponic System Design Course exists to give people the theoretical, scientific and practical basis for designing, starting and managing aquaponic systems of all sizes.

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Upstart Farmers Green Wall Course

Green Walls for Restaurants – Mini Course

In this mini course, guest lecturer Teryl Chapel of City Planet Farms, gives insight into how to contract green walls for restaurants.

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Understanding LEDs

LED Lighting for Indoor Farmers – Mini Course

Whether you're growing indoors or just providing supplemental lighting for the plants in your greenhouse, LED lighting should be on your radar. We teamed up with the experts at LumiGrow, a California-based manufacturer of smart horticultural lighting solutions, to bring you a webinar on LED Lighting for Indoor Farmers on January 14th, 2016. Now, we're making this awesome webinar available to you as an official USU course.

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Understanding Freight Farms – Mini Course

Freight Farms members walk you through their story and show you how a high-density Freight Farm works.

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