High Tunnel Cool Season Workshop 8/23

htunnelHigh Tunnel Cool Season Crop Production &
Harvesting & Handling of Fresh Produce Workshop Series, Part 2
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
9 AM – 3:30 PM
TCCC Center for Applied Technology
2415 Airport Road
Marble, NC 28905
The morning session will include a farm vist to a local commercial organic farm. You will experience first hand best on­farm practices when Harvesting & Handling of Fresh Produce. Then you will return to the classroom and learn how to identify the following food safety risks:
  • On farm food safety hazards when harvesting & handling fresh produce.
  • Flow on the Farm the order in which you work on the farm. Identifying potential cross contamination risks in small farm production with multiple farm products.
The afternoon session will focus on Cool Season High Tunnel Crop Production including a hands on field trip to the Cherokee Co. CoOp Ext. High Tunnel Site.
  • Basic high tunnel management for cool season crops
  • Cool season crop/variety selections
  • Transitioning into warm season crop production
  • Bed construction including row spacing (hands on)
  • Proper planting procedures for transplants & direct seeding (hands on)
Class Instructors
Diane Ducharme ­-  NCSU Ext., Associate in Horticulture & Food Safety GAPs Program Coordinator
Gena S. Moore ­- Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Organic Research Coordinator
Jon Miller ­- Miller Farms, USDA Certified Organic Farm, Marble, NC
This is no cost workshop & lunch is included. 
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Christina Newhouse at 8283612266 or email:wnchightunnel@gmail.com
This workshop is the 2nd in a series of 3 workshops addressing the topics of marketing, multi season crop production, financial planning, and practical applications for fresh produce safety. The workshop dates are July 12, Aug. 23, and Dec. 6. The December workshop will close the series with a 3 county farm services and local resources Expo.
Partners:  Smoky Mountain High Tunnel Initiative; NC Cooperative Extension, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Tri County Community College

Sponsored by:  USDA, NRCS

Robert Craig Mauney, NC Extension Area Specialized Agent
Commercial Vegetable & Fruit Production
Western North Carolina Counties
Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Office phone: 828-684-3562, Extension 129
Cell: 828-989-7900
Fax: 828-684-8715

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