Friday, December 20, 2013

Advanced Year-Round Vegetable Production Workshop

An Advanced Year-Round Vegetable Production Workshop will take place as part of the Missouri Organic Association’s Annual Conference from February 6-8, 2014 in Springfield, MO.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  Season Extensions – High Tunnel Production Systems & Strategies

  Types of Farming Businesses/ Prices/ Profits & Business Strategies

  Farm Economics vs. Crop Economics – $ / Sq. Ft. / Weeks

  Breaking through Concrete

  Using and Maintaining the Correct Tools and Farm Machinery

  Components & Designs of Successful Farms – The Nuts & Bolts of Year-Round Farming

  Tools & Techniques for Intensive Vegetable Production

  Seeds / Soil / Compost / Crop Rotations/ Cover Crops

  Implementing the Bio-Extensive Method for Market Farming

Presenters include:

  Mike Bollinger – (formerly with Elliot Coleman),  Four Seasons Tools, Decorah, IA

  Joel Dufour – Earth Tools, Frankfort, KY

  Greg Garbos – Four Seasons Tools, Kansas City, MO

  Katherine Kelly, Executive Director – Cultivate KC, Kansas City, MO

  Michael Kilpatrick – Kilpatrick Family Farms, Middle Granville, NY

  George Kuepper – Director, Kerr Sustainable Center, Poteau OK

  Adam Montri – Hoophouse Outreach Specialist- University of MN

  Edwin Monty– Executive Director EAT South, Montgomery, AL

As part of this event you will be receive a “How-To” Manual written by the presenters, a $30 value.

To register just for this workshop, the cost is $65 which includes a meal or get a Double Deal - Buy 1 Regular Price, Get 1 Half Price - $97.50 or stay for the whole conference.  The Early Bird Special continues through January 15, 2014 - Buy 1 Full Price, Get 1 Half Price. For full conference details and registration click here.

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