Monday, October 18, 2010

2 High Tunnel Workshops

There are two exciting workshops right around the corner, one a build a high tunnel the other a high tunnel fall management workshop.

High Tunnel Building Workshop
Oct 22 & 23
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
22592 Highway AA
Higginsville, MO 64037

Would you like to know how to build  high tunnel?  High tunnels allow season extension and protect delicate plants without using electricity or propsane.  This workshop will provide hands-on practical experience for anyone interested in constructing a high tunnel.  Lunch and beverages are provided if you pre-register.

Be prepared for the weather and wear protective clothing.  Bring gloves and hats with you.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Jaster, Lincoln University Farm Outreach Worker at 816-589-4725.  Sponsored by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension.

High Tunnel Fall Management
Oct 26, 2010
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
30226 Holly Road
Pierce City, MO 65712

*  SARE grant & NRCS high tunnel grant updates, Sara Becker, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
*  IPM in High Tunnels, Jaime Pinero, State IPM Specialist, Lincoln University
*  Economics of tomato production in high tunnels, Pat Byers, Regional Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri
*  Tour the farm's high tunnels, Dennis Hatfield, farm owner

The Hatfields added high tunnel tomato production to their farming opeartion in 2005, allowing production from mid-May through mid-January.  In August of this year, they had 5,700 tomato plants in production with an equal number slated for late planting.

For more information contact Sarah Becker at 417-597-4412.  There is no charge for this workshop which underwritten by a USDA Specialty Crops grant to the Webb City Farmers' Market.

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