Volunteer Presentations by Topics

Farmer To Farmer Slide

Volunteer Presentations by Topics/Sectors

Business of Farming

BUSINESS OF FARMING; the making and implementing of decision involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit.

Cooperative Development . Credit, Finance & Donor Funding . Leadership and Management . Marketing . Organizational Capacity Building . Product Development . Record Keeping . Strategic Planning



Field Crop Production

FIELD CROP PRODUCTION; crops that are grown for their edible seeds like sunflower, sesame and rice, and animals feed such as corn, soybeans, hay, including cover crops such as wheat, rye, buckwheat, barley, amaranth, millet, fonio, kamut, teft and coffee.

Agronomy . Crop Breeding and Genetics . FCP-Post Harvest Handling . F-Integrated Pest Management . Production Technologies . Seed Systems




HORTICULTURE; the branch of agriculture concerned with growing plants that are used by people for food, for medicinal purposes, and for aesthetic gratification. All fruits, vegetables, and flowers grown underground, above ground, and come from trees.

Crop Production . Greenhouse Management . HRT-Post Harvest Handling . H-Integrated Pest Management . Irrigation . Seed Saving and Propagation



By Topic

Livestock, Fisheries and Poultry

LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES, AND POULTRY; domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food, fiber, and labor. It includes the controlled cultivation, management, and production, including improvement of the qualities considered desirable by humans by means of breeding.

Animal Health . Animal Products . Forage and Animal Nutrition . Herd, School, and Flock Management


Natural Resource Management

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations (stewardship).

Agroforestry . Land Use . Permaculture . Soil Fertility . Water Conservation




Nutrition and Food Safety

NUTRITION; the assimilation by all living organisms of food materials that enable them to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce.

FOOD SAFETY; a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards.

Nutrition . Food Safety . NFS-Post Harvest Handling





Agricultural Education and Research

AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH; the teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management through classroom, laboratory and hands on experience to control diseases and pests, create better cultivars, increase productivity in the fields or animal rearing facilities, improve food crops, and the basic biological understanding of plants and animals.

Curriculum Development . University Partnerships



Agricultural Technology

AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY; technology to produce machines used on a farm to help with farming.  This definition has been expanded to include modern technology that supports the Business of Farming.

Agricultural Machinery . Software Implementation & Updates . Web-Based Organizational Enhancements




F2F Program Support

F2F PROGRAM SUPPORT; the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organization’s performance.

Feasibility Studies . PERSUAP . SOW Development





Other Media

OTHER MEDIA; Volunteer Presentations that may come in formats other than Standard Documents.

Photos . Videos . Audio Recordings . Webinars