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 provides 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 4th through April 8th. (Classes will be held online, unless otherwise notified).

  Applications are closed for 2021.

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

The cost for this 10-week class is $150. Notice of acceptance into the program will be sent by January 8th, 2021.  Please DO NOT send payment in advance. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Zmarzly at or 330-599-7727.