The Market Gardener Training Program (MGTP) is a training program offered by Ohio State University Extension’s Urban Agriculture Program in Cuyahoga County.  This ten-week program will provide a foundation for urban agriculture and small business development to prepare participants to start their own enterprises growing produce and other agricultural products for the market. Classes will meet Thursday evenings, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, February 6th through April 9th.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DECEMBER 20th, 2019 BY 5 PM, ONLINE OR HARD COPY AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE.

  If you would like to drop your application to the Extension office, please do so M-F from 9am to 12pm.  Office is located at 12200 Fairhill Rd. Cleveland OH, 44120. 

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE INTO PROGRAM WILL BE SENT BY January 6th, 2020.

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In this training, participants will gain a strong foundation in:

  • Urban Agriculture

                 Soils/Nutrients

                 Crop Selection

                 Food Safety

  • Small Business Development
                Developing a Plan
 
                Market Research
 
                Business Structures
 
  • Direct Marketing
              Farmers’ Markets
 
              Restaurants
 
              Community Supported Agriculture
 

The cost for this 10-week class is $150 and can be paid after you receive the notice of acceptance.  Payment plans are available however the first payment will be due before the first class.  If you have any questions please contact Maggie Rivera at Rivera.482@osu.edu or 330-599-7710.