The Market Gardener Training Program (MGTP) is a training program offered by Ohio State University Extension’s Urban Agriculture Program in Cuyahoga County.  This nine-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 in hybrid form- a combination of virtual and in person, Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, January 16, 2024- March 19, 2024

  2024 Applications are Closed

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE January 5, 2024 BY COB, ONLINE OR HARD COPY MAILED TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE.  Send to ATTN: Morning Robinson, OSU Extension, 12200 Fairhill Rd. Cleveland OH, 44120.
In this training, participants will gain a strong foundation in:

  • Urban Agriculture


                 Crop Selection

                 Food Safety

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