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Veterans in Ag: High Tunnel Workshop II

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:00am to 3:00pm

EquiCenter Farm 3247 Rush Mendon Road, Honeoye Falls New York

The Cornell Small Farms Program project Farm OPS is providing series of training workshops throughout 2019 for veterans interested in agriculture. Veterans interested in these programs must be enrolled at a VA facility in NYS (VISN2 area). 

Join us as we tour EquiCenter's new high tunnel and share in learned lessons from construction to planting. We will look at crops on hand and discuss sustainable fertility as well as pest ID and scouting. Bring your questions on growing vegetables in protected settings. 

The topics covered will include: site prep and construction, soil types, management and fertility in high tunnels, crops to grow in cool and cold seasons, and high tunnel cover crop considerations such as timing and species benefits. 

This workshop will be led by CCE Educator and Vegetable Specialist Judson Reid.

Understanding different cultures and their impact on agricultural practices has long been an interest of Judson Reid, leading to his International Agriculture major at Cornell University during his undergrad studies. Judson worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County for several years before completing his master degree in plant protection in the field of Plant Pathology and joining the Cornell Vegetable Program team of specialists in 2005. Today, Judson focuses on cultural practices, small farm operations and season extension techniques.

This workshop will be held at the EquiCenter Farm, and lunch is provided. 

It is recommended that students arrive around 9:30 a.m. to get coffee, tea and snacks, and get checked-in and settled before the class begins.

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