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High Tunnel Workshop

This workshop will cover the basics of installing & operating a high tunnel.
When Mar 07, 2013
from 08:30 AM to 04:50 PM
Where St. Leo’s Catholic Church - Casselton, ND
Contact Name
Contact Phone 701-241-5707
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What is a high tunnel? High tunnels are a completely separate production technology compared to regular gardening or field production. At its simplest, a high tunnel is a non-permanent structure with no electrical service and no heating. A single layer of greenhouse plastic covers the frame, is left on year-round, and lasts two or three years. Vents are opened and sides rolled up manually. Plants in the tunnel are protected from frost by mulch or row covers.

High Tunnels are becoming very popular in the local food production system as they allow both the commercial grower & home gardener to produce an abundance of early produce and also extend the end of the year growing season. Fruits and vegetables grown in high tunnels are often of very high quality.

High tunnels require a substantial capital investment up front, but sometimes can pay for themselves in the first year and even return a profit, if managed properly. Although high tunnels are simple in nature they are deep in understanding.

This workshop will cover the basics of installing & operating a high tunnel. Download the registration form or contact todd.weinmann@ndsu.edu

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Cost: $25.00 if you Register by March 1. $35.00 at the door. Includes lunch.

Booth Rental:
$100 or $100 in merchandise (for Door Prizes, etc.). Needs to be approved by Randy Nelson before 2/28/13.
(218) 299-7338

Disability accommodations:
call Todd Weinmann at 701-241-5707 one week prior to class

Agenda

8:30-8:50
Registration
9:00-9:50

Wind Generators

Jason Goltz, NDSU Extension/Richland County Agent

9:50-10:00

Break
Sponsors: UMN Ext Clay County, NDSU Ext Cass and Richland County

10:00-10:50

1) Basics of High Tunnel Production
Terrance T. Nennich, UMN Extension Professor, Vegetable and Small Fruit Production

11:00-11:50

Marketing Fresh Produce Through a CSA
Ryan Pesch, UMN Extension Educator, Community Economics

Noon-12:30

Lunch

12:30-1:30

2) Irrigation and Fertigation in High Tunnels
Terrance T. Nennich, UMN Extension Professor

1:30-2:00

EQIP Funding
Sharon Lean, District Conservationist, USDA NRCS

2:00-2:30

3) Current and Upcoming Crops for High Tunnels
Terrance T. Nennich, UMN Extension Professor

2:30-2:45

Break
Sponsors: UMN Ext Clay County, NDSU Ext Cass and Richland County

2:45-3:15

4) Pushing the Profit Pencil with High Tunnels
Terrance T. Nennich, UMN Extension Professor

3:15-4:00

High Tunnel Q and A -
Terrance T. Nennich, UMN Extension Professor

4:00-4:50

Climate Change and Regional Implications on the Northern Plains
F. Adnan Akyüz, Ph.D. NDSU Assistant Professor of Climatology & North Dakota State Climatologist

High Tunnel Workshop Registration Brochure

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