Farminars

Farminars are Practical Farmers’ version of a webinar. These 90-minute online seminars are free and produced to help farmers learn about business and production issues that matter to them from the convenience of their homes. Farminars are held weekly each Tuesday during the winter months, and run from 7–8:30 p.m. CST. Most farminars are led by farmers, and many are presented in a “fish-bowl” format where attendees listen as an experienced farmer answers a beginning farmer’s questions. Farminars air live online and allow participants to ask questions of presenters in real-time.

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“High Tunnel Storm Protection and Routine Maintenance” – Adam Montri

February 23 | 7-8:30 p.m.

IMG 3211Following the powerful derecho windstorm of August 2020, which damaged or destroyed many high tunnels, many farmers wondered what more they could do to strengthen their high tunnels and keep them in good shape for withstanding such severe weather. During this farminar, Adam Montri will draw on his experience building hundreds of high tunnels to share tips for building a strong tunnel, and routine tasks farmers should do to keep their tunnels performing as expected.

Adam Montri owns and operates Ten Hens Farm in Bath, Michigan. An expert in high tunnels, he has led seven high tunnel builds with PFI over the last decade, three of which occurred after the derecho in August 2020.

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