Agricultural Technology Center provides back-to-the-farm education programs in the first half of 2017
Back-to-the-farm open lecture will be held on March 9
Beekeeping, fruit growing, and special crop farming courses will be provided from March 15 to May 24
Ulsan Agricultural Technology Center (Director Jeong Dae-hwa) announced that it would provide back-to-the-farm education programs in the first half of 2017.
Starting with the back-to-the-farm open lecture on March 9, three back-to-the-farm courses (▲livestock (beekeeping) course, ▲fruit growing course, and ▲special crop farming course) will be provided at the Agricultural Technology Center and Seonjin Farm from March 13 to May 24.
The back-to-the-farm open lecture will be held at 10am, March 9 (Thursday) at the Auditorium of the Agricultural Technology Center.
Under the themes of ▲ How to survive in farming, ▲Business analysis on profitable crops and how to select crops, and ▲Introduction to the back-to-the-farm business, Back-to-the-farm education programs provide three farming techniques courses (▲Beekeeping Course, ▲Fruit Growing Course, and ▲Special Crop Farming Course). The Beekeeping Course mainly provides onsite education about the physiology of honeybees and colony management. Citizens can learn about the species of promising fruits, how to manage orchards, and peach and kiwi farming techniques in the Fruit Growing Course and basic mushroom growing principles and shitake, kalopanax, and angelica growing techniques in the Special Crop Farming Course.
Ulsan citizens or anyone who wants to try out farming in Ulsan can apply for the courses. Up to 150 people can apply for the back-to-the-farm open lecture and each course will accept 50 to 70 students.
Citizens who want to apply for the back-to-the-farm education programs can download an application form via the website of the Agricultural Technology Center (http://www.ulsan.go.kr/atc) and submit it by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone or drop it off at the Ulsan Agricultural Technology Center. All courses are on a first come, first served basis.
Visit the website of the Agricultural Technology Center (http://www.ulsan.go.kr/atc) or contact the Education Promotion Team of the Agricultural Technology Center (229-5291~3) for further information.
An official at the Agricultural Technology Center said, “After the three courses are provided in the first half of the year, we will open two more courses (Local Food, Vegetables) in the second half of the year. All citizens who are interested in farming are welcome to join the courses.”