Solid Ground Training

Ag Mechanic Classes 2023

It’s that time of year again where our Solid Ground Trainings are starting to get their gears rolling!  Kicking it off this season, we’re bringing back the ever popular Chainsaw Skills and Safety program directed toward women, our Beginning Welders Workshops, and an Intro to Carpentry! Each workshop cost $25 and includes lunch. See more info below! Note: These […]

Solid Ground Stipend Program For Beginning Farmers

We are excited to announce our 2023 Solid Ground Stipend Program! UConn Extension’s Solid Ground Program and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources – Strategic Vision Implementation Committee are pleased to join forces to offer up to $2000 in stipends to new and beginning farmers in Connecticut. This opportunity is intended for farmers […]

Learn How to Fix Your Small Engines on the Farm!

Hey Farmers!   Remember the Solid Ground Ag-Mechanics series?     Well the next one coming up is…   Small Engine Maintenance and Repairs; 2-Stroke Saturday Jan. 7th, 9AM-3PM Nonnewaug Agri-Science High School, Woodbury  Agri-Science High School, CT Register here: Take apart a small engine that you find yourself using on the farm on a regular […]

Strengthening Connecticut Farms

Over recent years a new cohort of farmers has cropped up in our small state. “New”, “Beginning”, “First-generation”, “Early stage”— these growers have been met by a growing number of training programs to help them get started, improve their production skills, and enhance the viability of their businesses. This is a group of avid learners who are always on the lookout for training […]