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Dan Kemper


Dan Kemper is the Farm Manager of the Main Campus in Kutztown and Program Manager for the Rodale Institute Farmer Training (RIFT) program. He received his BS in Biology/Ecology from Kutztown University, and began working for John and Aimee Good of The Good Farm, where he learned the basics of organic vegetable farming. Dan was hired by Rodale in 2014, as a support staff team member, before he was promoted to Field Foreman and finally Farm Manager. Today, Dan oversees all 333 acres of the Main Campus, and manages all aspects of the Rodale Institute Farmer Training program.  

Program Curriculum


  RODALE INSTITUTE FARMER TRAINING
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  INTRODUCTION
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  RESOURCE LIBRARY
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  SEMESTER 2: CLASS 15 - Soil Health - Chemistry/Nutrients
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  SEMESTER 2: CLASS 14 - Soil Health - Biology
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  SEMESTER 2: CLASS 13 - Food Safety
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  SEMESTER 2: CLASS 12 - Farmers Markets 101
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  SEMESTER 2: CLASS 11 - Finance 101 (Part 3 of 3)
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  SEMESTER 2: CLASS 10 - Finance 101 (Part 2 of 3)
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  SEMESTER 2: CLASS 9 - Finance 101 (Part 1 of 3)
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 8 - Semester 1 Quarterly Exam
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 7 - Swine
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 6 - Poultry Class and Tomato Grafting Class
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 5 - Compost
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 4 - Plant Physiology/Taxonomy
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 3 - Introduction to Livestock
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 2 - Controlled Environment Growing
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  SEMESTER 1: CLASS 1 - Introduction to Botany
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