High Tunnel School
Posted: October 1, 2012
The 2012 High Tunnel Growers School will teach new growers the latest techniques to produce high quality, high tunnel-grown vegetables. While the focus is on high tunnel production to meet the increasing demand for locally-grown vegetables over a longer season, greenhouse growers will find this program very useful. Marketing tomatoes and other high tunnel produce in the 4-6 weeks before and after the traditional outdoor production season has the opportunity to yield enterprising producers substantial profits. Pest management and fertilization presentations in this program will cover both conventional and organic methods. PDA pesticide credits will be awarded to licensed applicators. Join Penn State Cooperative Extension, The Capital RC&D, and your fellow growers for what should prove to be a very informative program.
The program will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14, 2012 at the Penn State Lancaster Center, Lancaster Farm and Home Center Building. Cost of the program is $145.00 and includes all program materials, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks and a CD or DVD of all presentations, handouts, and some too large to print publications. Preregistration is required. There are only 35 spaces available, so register early.
For additional information please call Steve Bogash at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension office at 717-263-9226 ext 230 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, contact Jennifer Wetzel at 717-263-9226. Registration forms can also be found at: http://extension.psu.edu/vegetable-fruit/events/high-tunnel-school.