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PFI Field Day: Starting Your Own Horticulture Farm

June 26, 2011 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come for a tour of a beginning horticulture farm. Share in a discussion of recent hoophouse construction, first-year vegetable production, record-keeping and marketing efforts. Learn about organic transition through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) as well as see how prairie field borders can be incorporated into a
working agricultural landscape. (The prairie field borders project was funded in part by a SARE producer grant.)

Discussion Topics:
-Organic transition
-Cost-share experiences/opportunities
-Prairie field borders
-Hoophouse production and record-keeping
-Startup vegetable farm experience

Snacks and drinks afterward!

Visit Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) for more information.

Details

Date:
June 26, 2011
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Category:

Venue

Prairie Sky Farm
2505 220th Ave. Wesley , Wesley, IA 50483 United States

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