Delaware Valley College’s Food Systems Institute’s Seminar Series
This seminar series returns for a second semester!
The Institute’s mission is to develop, foster and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and education on all aspects of food production and manufacturing.
Seminars are organized and moderated by DelVal faculty with the aim of beginning the conversation on agriculture and food between faculty, staff, students and community members. All sessions are open to the public and are free of charge.
SPRING 2014: HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE FOOD SYSTEM
This seminar series will discuss the food system from the perspective of health and safety. Topics will include biosecurity, food safety, the microbiome, and the safety of herbicides and pesticides. The series of four seminars will give an overview of the health and safety of our food systems, for plants,animals and humans, locally and around the globe.
January 21, 2014
February 25, 2014
March 25, 2014
April 15, 2014
All seminars are held in Mandell Building, room 114 on the Delaware Valley Campus from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information on this series and to be added to our mailing list, please contact Dr. Cathy Davies at email@example.com or 215.489.2282.
Introduction to Urban and Suburban Goat Production
Learn how to raise goats in urban and suburban settings. Understand your niche market and how to find consumers for your goat’s products. Discover how to better use your own resources to fit your operation’s needs. Basic level course tailored to the wants and needs of the students enrolled
The student will learn:
- Which breeds of goats are most suited for their goals.
- How to manage the resources available to them in urban and suburban settings.
- Understand the marketing for their animals products in their area
- Basic breeding and herd management practices.
Additional topics to be covered:
- Introduction to goats as ruminants
- Dairy goat breeds
- Meat goat breeds
- Class selected topic
- Field trip: goat products
Course # PRD 150 - 001
No. of Sessions: 6
Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12
Times: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Main Campus
Exploring Your Small Farm Dream II
PLANNING YOUR SMALL FARM DREAM: building your new farm business around what is most important to you.
This course is the second in our series for new and beginning farmers. If you have taken Exploring the Small Farm Dream, or if you have a fairly solid idea for a farm business, this course may be for you. We will focus our attention on market research, revenue projections, expense estimates and developing a sense of effectively starting and growing our farm enterprise.
Instructor: John Berry, agricultural marketing educator, Penn State Extension
Course # PRD770-001
No. of sessions: 4
Date(s): April 10, 17, 24 and May 1
Times: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Main Campus