Production Techniques for High Tunnels

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Please Join N.C. Cooperative Extension, ASAP, and Empowering Mountain Food Systems for a Series of Regional Seminars on High Tunnels.

These workshops are aimed at training growers considering the production of crops in a High Tunnel for direct market outlets (tailgate markets, farm stands, CSA, etc.). Craig Mauney, Extension Area Specialized Agent, Lisa Gonzalez, Clay County Extension Director, and Mary Jac Brennan, Heartplace Farm Consulting will lead the group of Specialists, Agents, and Farmers from various locations to provide 3 seminars.

Specific topics include equipment & infrastructure, enterprise budgets, soil management, crop planning, seeding and transplanting, best crops and cover crops for high tunnels, pest management, food safety, and marketing. Workshop includes lectures, question and answer, as well as a farm focus case study.

Seminar 1 – Preparing for Your High Tunnel Operation

Date: October 27, 2020; 3–5 p.m.

Location: By Zoom. Link provided after registration.

Registration and Detail Information

 Seminar 2 – Operating Your High Tunnel

Date: November 10, 2020; 3–5 p.m.

Location:  By Zoom. Link provided after registration.

Registration and Detail Information

Seminar 3 – Food Safety Plans and Marketing for Your High Tunnel Operation

Date: November 17, 2020; 3–5 p.m.

Location: By Zoom. Link provided after registration.

Registration and Detail Information

CONTACT: Craig Mauney (828-989-7900 or email: craig_mauney@ncsu.edu)

High tunnels

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Katie Ashley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKatie AshleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Katie E-mail Katie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jackson County Center
Posted on Oct 22, 2020
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