By Suzannah Schneider, Communications Manager and Certification Coordinator
In early 2019, we announced a brand new video resource called CNG 101. CNG 101 is a series of lessons that cover the basics of meeting Certified Naturally Grown production standards for produce operations. Our educational videos are available online, on demand, and free of charge.
Today, we are proud to share that all eight CNG 101 videos are now live!
Our fresh trainings cover the following topics:
Vegetable Pest Management
Vegetable Disease Management
Seeds, Planting Stock, and Variety Selection
Environmental Protections and Preventing Contaminants
These lessons are excellent refreshers for farmers of all levels, and with each being only 15-40 minutes long, they won't take too much time out of your busy day. You can watch any time, anywhere! You can even listen along in the field. We hope they are a reassuring resource you use all season long.
Below are screenshots of a few of the lessons to get a feel for what to expect. CNG 101 is designed to serve farmers at all levels, and we hope it is not only a robust review of basic principles, but a trove for fascinating and helpful farm facts.
To accompany these videos, our Certification Specialist Gareth Stacke has compiled an extensive list of readings and other resources. You're invited to jump in at any point in your CNG 101 journey.
Finally, don't forget to share the CNG 101 signup page with any farmer friends who might be interested in these video lessons!