Train now for a new career!


The Food Bank’s first-ever workforce development program in agriculture, F.A.S.T. (Farm and Agriculture Skills Training),  will begin in Spring 2019. Students will train under the guidance of Farm Manager Patrick Eggleston at the Corteva Agriscience Farm at the Food Bank of Delaware’s future home at 222 Lake Drive in Newark.

This 14-week program meets three days a week and will prepare students for careers in the agricultural sector. Training includes one hour of life skills training, one hour of instruction and three hours of hands-on training each day.

When: Spring 2019
class meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Corteva Agriscience Farm; 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE  19702

Course will include general instruction/ training regarding:

  • High-tunnel/indoor production
  • Soil science
  • Seed basics
  • Seedling biology/propagation
  • Plant pathogen management
  • Basic entomology
  • Composting/nutrient management
  • Cover crops/green manures
  • Crop rotations/companion planting
  • Food safety on/off the farm
  • Water management
  • Farm business basics

To reserve a spot in the class, contact  Lisa Grinnage, Workforce Training Program Manager, at (302) 444-8076 or