Hydroponics Education

Hydroponics Education

 

Growing crops without soil is part of the alternative crop and production systems program at The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T. Our hydroponics program introduces this technology for small-scale, limited-resource audiences.

Farms that are diverse decrease risk by providing different forms of potential income for farmers. Such specific niche systems also offer more marketing tools to farmers, because niche products often sell at a higher price than traditional ones.

Goals 

  • Identify crops with potential for hydroponic production and develop production guidelines.
  • Investigate and provide agents, farmers and the general public with information about best management practices for hydroponic production.
  • Increase marketing of hydroponic products locally.
  • Excite and encourage the next generation to the different crop production methods.

For More Information Contact:

Kurt Taylor, program associate
The Cooperative Extension Program
North Carolina A&T State University
P.O. Box 21928
Greensboro, NC  27420-1928
Phone:  (336) 285-4675
Email: kotaylor@ncat.edu