Six Douglas High agriculture students have been working at the Jacobs Family Berry Farm in Gardnerville learning the business.
They started in early September when harvest was well underway picking raspberries and blackberries at the farm. The students learned several skills, including insect inspection, berry selection and picking, and marketing techniques.
From September through mid-October they returned nine times learning about the 15 different varieties of berries on the farm, measuring how many pints each plant produced and how the change in weather affects their growth.
The berry plants will soon complete their fruiting and will need to be pruned …