Consumer attitudes about food are changing. How can farmers grow products that meet the converging demands for local, natural, and high quality vegetables year round? A variety of season extension techniques such as high tunnels can help growers generate revenue 12 months of the year.
On Dec. 4 Cornell Cooperative Extension in Batavia, NY will host High Tunnel School: Winter Greens and Tour.
Topics to be covered include:
- Profitable Winter Greens Productions in High Tunnels for Farmers’ Markets
- Cool climate pest management
- How and why we are growing winter crops with tunnels
- Tunnel Tour at Bowman and Hill Micro Farm, Kent, NY
This event immediately precedes High Tunnel School: Getting the Most from Your High Tunnel program focusing on warm season crops and tunnel basics to be held on Dec. 5, 2013.
Pre-registration with payment is required by December 1, 2013
Cost: $25.00 to attend the High Tunnel School: Winter Greens & Tour on Dec. 4, 2013.
A discount is given to those that attend both of the High Tunnel Schools:
$40.00 to attend the High Tunnel School on December 4 and the High Tunnel School on December 5.
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Source: Cornell Cooperative Extension