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2024 Field to Fork webinar schedule set

NDSU Extension's Field to Fork webinars provide information about growing, preserving and preparing specialty-crop fruits and vegetables safely.

North Dakota State University Extension will host the ninth annual Field to Fork “Wednesday Webinar series Feb. 21 through May 1. The webinars will be held online from 2 to 3 p.m. Central.

Experts from across the region will provide information about growing, preserving and preparing specialty-crop fruits and vegetables safely.

The webinars are free but preregistration is required. Register at the NDSU Extension Field to Fork webpage (www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork). Participants will be receive email reminders each week. If participants are unable to attend, the webinars will be archived for later viewing; however, participating in the live webinar allows participants to interact with the presenter.

“These online educational sessions have continued to grow in popularity from the time we launched them in 2016,” says Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist. “This is an ongoing collaborative effort with the North Central Food Safety Extension Network. We are able to include NDSU Extension experts as well as regional experts.”

Topics that will be covered:

  • Feb. 21: How to Create Beautiful Flowerbeds and Landscapes Good Enough to Eat – Don Kinzler, horticulture Extension agent, NDSU
  • Feb. 28: Gardening with Arthritis and Pain – Esther McGinnis, associate professor and Extension horticulturist, NDSU
  • March 6: Understanding Product Dating: Food Safety vs. Food Quality – Bryon Chaves, assistant professor and Extension specialist, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • March 13: Spuddles, Vader Tots and Small Fries: Let’s Talk Potatoes! – Susie Thompson, associate professor, NDSU
  • March 20: Tips for Preserving the Bounty of the Harvest – Barb Ingham, professor and food safety Extension specialist, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • March 27: How to Grow Garlic and Other Alliums – Harlene Hatterman Valenti, professor, NDSU
  • April 3: Being Creative and Safe with Fruit and Vegetable Preparation and Storage – Julie Garden-Robinson, professor and Extension food and nutrition specialist, NDSU
  • April 10: Play it Safe! Safe Changes to Tested Canning Recipes – Karen Blakeslee, Extension associate, Kansas State University
  • April 17: The Role of Bees in my Fruit and Vegetable Gardens – Janet Knodel, professor and Extension entomologist, NDSU
  • April 24: Making Nature at Home in Your Landscape – Carrie Knutson, horticulture Extension agent, NDSU
  • May 1: Growing Produce Safely for Consumption, Sales or Donations – Londa Nwadike, Extension associate professor, Kansas State University and University of Missouri

This project is made possible with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

To register, visit NDSU Extension’s website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork or contact Garden-Robinson at 701-231-7187 or julie.garden-robinson@ndsu.edu.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Jan. 3, 2024

Source: Julie Garden-Robinson, 701-231-7187, julie.garden-robinson@ndsu.edu

Editor: Elizabeth Cronin, 701-231-7881, elizabeth.cronin@ndsu.edu

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