March 6-8, 2020
The intensive three-day course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrates what it takes to set up and run a successful orchard business. Topics include soil fertility, pest management, business planning, risk management, recordkeeping, marketing, and economics. Grower-instructors primarily teach the course, with featured presentations and hands-on labs by UW faculty and other specialists. This course is intended for people who are serious about starting an orchard business in the Midwest.