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 about DWC, NFT, media beds, Bato buckets, aeroponics and vertical production including how each works and which are right for your farm.

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DWC

1031: Aquaponic DWC: Design & Economics

Learn how to create a basic conceptual design for an aquaponic farm, layout fish tanks, filtration, and growing systems, determine plant and fish production, estimate farm revenue and expenses, and more.

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Bato Buckets

1032: Bato Buckets & Vine Crop Production

Bato buckets are a 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

Vertical growing is increasingly becoming a prominent hydroponic production method in urban, indoor and greenhouse environments. This course is for anyone looking to understand ZipGrow vertical growing technology,

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Humidity Management

1090: Humidity Management: Tools & Tech for Indoor Growers

Humidity is a big problem for indoor growers. In this course, you'll learn what humidity is, how it affects your plants, and how to control it properly.

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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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Heating and Cooling Greenhouses

1092: Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling for Greenhouses

Wondering how to heat or cool a greenhouse effectively, in a way that is sustainable and energy-efficient. If so, you're in the right place.

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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. Get the info you need in this course.

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Farm to Food Truck Model

The Farm to Food Truck Model – Mini Course

Starting out small? Want to have a successful farming business, but maintain flexibility? Looking for a creative way to serve your market? Then the farm to food truck model might be for you. By the end of this online course, you'll know whether or not farm to food truck is a good business model for your personal and business goals and your market, and how to get started and succeed with it.

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