Westchester Community College and Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center Inc. are offering courses for anyone interested in earning a certificate in sustainable vegetable production at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights.
Courses include agriculture business and marketing, crop production, which teaches spring production practices, and farm maintenance, which offers instructions on fundamental maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment.
The program consists of 45 hours of core courses and 18 hours of electives, followed by 16 hours of community service and a final exam. Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters. Classes will be taught by seasoned agricultural service providers and farming professionals.
The farm features a five-acre commercial crop farm, two greenhouses and a composting facility.
For more information and a complete list of courses and descriptions, visit sunywcc.edu/ce.