Free Webinar on High Tunnel Management

4/25/2014

On Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m., the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) and Countryside Conservancy will offer a free one-hour webinar titled "Profitable High Tunnel Management."

Strategic use of high tunnels, also known as hoophouses, allows farmers to cost-effectively extend their growing season, increase the quantity and quality of their crops, achieve premium prices for off-season produce, and reduce weed pressure.

Designed to help specialty crop farmers take advantage of these benefits, webinar topics will include identifying the costs of production; fertility, disease and pest management; profitable crops and cultivars; successful rotations; product pricing; and market strategies.

The webinar will be presented by Adam Montri, Michigan State University (MSU) hoophouse specialist. Montri is also the owner of Ten Hens Farm, a year-round specialty crop farm. He works with farmers through both the MSU Student Organic Farm and the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, providing assistance and consultation to growers constructing hoophouses. He has delivered hoophouse workshops and presentations across the country.
 
Click here to register for the webinar. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information, contact Eric at 614-421-2022, ext. 209, or eric@oeffa.org.

Partial funding for this first webinar is provided through a grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the state of Ohio, and the United States Department of Agriculture under the provisions of the Specialty Crop Block Grant.