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Low Tunnel/High Tunnel Workshop April 24

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DATE
Apr. 24, 2014 | 09:30 am - 03:00 pm

LOCATION
Heritage Inn at Sauder Village
22611 State Route 2
Archbold, OH

Vegetable crop and specialty fruit producers wanting to learn more about the use of high and low tunnels can attend a workshop and farm tour April 24 held by educators from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The day-long workshop will feature small group discussions on the basics of integrating tunnel systems into fruit or vegetable operations and is geared toward new low tunnel/high tunnel producers as well as those who want a refresher course on this effective production system.

The program will also feature a tour of the Kinsman Farm, a family owned and operated operation that offers organic vegetable and fruit production. The farm uses two high tunnels and several low tunnels to extend its growing season in the spring and fall, organizers said.

Registration for the workshop is $30 for the first person from a farm or organization and $20 for each subsequent person from the same farm or organization. Registration includes a light breakfast, full lunch, materials, a select grower publication and the farm tour. The deadline to register is April 17.

Register online or call 419-337-9210.

Topics to be discussed include Growing crops under covers: Why it works, why it fails; Linking under-cover crops to profitable markets; Tunnels of many types and their uses; Case studies of microclimate management from the Kinsman Farm.

For more information, call 419-337-9210, or email richer.5@osu.edu.  



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