Sponsoring Organization: MSU North Farm
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
End Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location : MSU North Farm, Rock River Rd., Chatham, MI. 49816
Description of the Event:
The North Farm is hosting a series of short courses starting in May on topics designed for market gardeners, small farms, and skill-seekers interested in gardening and farming. These workshops are an in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors.
Come to MSU North Farm for four afternoon-long learning sessions with an emphasis on hands-on activities so you can practice what you learn in class with other farmers and gardeners.
**Each workshop qualifies for education hours for MSU Extension Master Gardeners**
** Soil Health qualifies as MAEAP Phase 1 Credit**
$30 for each course/$100 for all 4 courses
Farm rate for multiple attendees from one farm - $45 for each course/$150 for all 4 courses
Refreshments and snacks are provided.
ORGANIC SMALL GRAINS
Sunday, July 9 · 1 - 6 p.m.
The North Farm is conducting research trials in organic small grain production to identify challenges and opportunities in the Upper Peninsula. Come see the research plots, talk with researchers and growers, and discuss some of the realities of growing organic grains in northern climates. Topics will include plot establishment, weed management, pest and disease challenges, and variety selection.
Education Credit Hours: 5