The Fulton County OSU Extension office invites area producers to participate in the Low Tunnel/High Tunnel Workshop and Farm Tour on April 24th, 2014 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Heritage Inn in Archbold, OH. This program is geared towards new low tunnel/high tunnel producers or for those who wish to “brush up” on the basics of integrating tunnel systems into their fruit or vegetable operations. The workshop will offer three instructional sessions with the theme of Growing Crops Under Covers: 1) Why It Works, Why It Fails, 2) Linking Under-Cover Crops to Profitable Markets and 3) Tunnels of Many Types and Uses. Thanks to a Warner Grant for Sustainable Agriculture, OSUE Fulton County in collaboration with Doug and Valerie Kinsman will complete the day with case studies of microclimate management and a tour of the Kinsman Farm. Speakers for the day will include Matt Kleinhenz, the OSUE Vegetable Specialist, growers Doug and Valerie Kinsman and Eric Richer, Extension Educator, Fulton County. The day will include many small round table discussions, a light breakfast and full lunch at Heritage Inn. Presentation materials and a select grower publication will be included in the registration. Cost of the event is $30 for the first person from the farm and $20 for each person thereafter. Registration form can be found at www.fulton.osu.edu or by calling 419-337-9210. Registration deadline is April 17th.
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