Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Short Course in Season Extension
October 24, 2011
9am-4:00 pm
WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center

This one day course will focus on season extension specifically for western Washington.

Season extension techniques can increase your production to meet the explosion in demand for local produce. Many consumers, chefs, and distributors seek locally grown produce year-round. To meet this demand many producers utilize a variety of season extension tools and techniques that allow for harvesting of crops during non-peak periods.

The class will integrate producer-to-producer education, on-farm learning, and class room presentations to cover a wide range of topics including:

Climate and Crops
Crop Ecology
Variety Selection
Propagation Timing
Harvesting
Types of Season Extension
Structures
Grower Panel

 

 

PRESENTERS INCLUDE

Chris Benedict, WSU Whatcom County Extension
Andrew Corbin, WSU Snohomish County Extension
Terry Carkner, Terry's Berries


PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT BROWN PAPER TICKETS

You may also print and mail in your registration form

 

More Small Farms Team Season Extension Resources

Greenhouse Resources for Small-Scale Producers
Plasticulture & High Tunnels Research at WSU Mt. Vernon (Dr. Carol Miles)


Course begins at Almendinger Center
WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center
2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371

Pre-registration is required as class size is limited.  
$35 (early registration), $45 (after October 15).  Includes lunch and resource booklet. 

 

Cultivating SuccessUSDA NIFA

A Cultivating Success program sponsored by WSU’s Small Farms Team with support from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grant #2009-49400-05978

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