Published Jan 2, 2014

HOT (links) for Horticulture: Annual Conference Preview

By Liz Kolbe

You’ve probably already circled and starred these sessions in your PFI Annual Conference brochure, but here are a few more tidbits about our horticulture speakers to whet your appetites.

See you in a few weeks!

Andy Dunham (Weathering the Weather, Saturday, 1:45-3:15)

Laura Frerichs (In the Black: Eight Years of Vegetable Budgets, Friday, 12:30-4:30).

Laura Krouse (Growing Potatoes: From Source to Store, Saturday, 11:30-12:30).

Adam Montri (Taking Your High Tunnel to the Next Level, Friday, 12:30-4:30)  and (Are You Making Money in Your High Tunnel? Saturday, 9:00-11:00 am)

Elizabeth Ü (Raising Dough: Financing Your Farm Business, Saturday, 7:30-8:45 am).

And don’t forget about the U-pick sessions, panel discussions, and breakfast clusters!

U-Pick: Farm-scale composting: Techniques for Iowa
U-Pick: Policy to protect people from pesticide drift
U-Pick: On-farm renewable technologies
U-Pick: Non-operator landowners and our changing agriculture
U-Pick: Food safety of integrating livestock into fruit and vegetable production
Panel: Over the fence: Discussing spray drift with neighbors
Panel: Institutional sales: Partnering with college dining services
Breakfast Cluster: Coffee Shop with Laura Frerichs
Breakfast Cluster: Map your delivery routes: Are there opportunities to aggregate?
Breakfast Cluster: Combine supply orders to decrease product or shipping costs

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Photos: Laura Frerichs with her husband, Adam Cullip, in their high tunnel; lettuce grows in Adam Montri’s hoop house last March at Michigan State University.