Season Extension and Overwintering Field Day in New York

NOFA-NY Field Day- Fall Farm Boosting: Integrating Season Extension and Overwintering Practices for Better Farm Performance, Dryden, NY

Make the most of the changes that autumn brings to your farm!  Take a detailed tour of the newly-constructed season extension infrastructure (a heated greenhouse, two movable tunnels and one stationary tunnel) at the Tompkins Cortland Community College Farm.  Experienced farmer and college farm manager Todd McLane will share his decision-making process for building each structure and how the farm plans to integrate each technology into the overall farm business model.  Learn how to make decisions about season extension methods that work for your farm, and how those decisions might affect your farm’s finances.  Just as important, learn to put winter’s dormant period to optimal use, as Todd explains the overwintering and soil-fertility strategies in place at the farm.

The TC3 Farm is a 50 acre diversified farm marketing its products through a CSA, restaurant sales and the TC3 Dining Hall. The farm directly supports the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems degree program at TC3, as well as other courses in the Farm to Bistro program.

Title:                    Fall Farm Boosting: Integrating Season Extension and Overwintering Practices for Better Farm Performance

Date/Time:       Thursday, August 6th, 2015 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:             Tompkins Cortland Community College Farm; 100 Cortland; Dryden, NY 13053

Registration:      Registration fees are $15/person or $25 two or more people/farm. To pre-register and pay, shop online at http://www.cvent.com/d/grq3rp or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509. Pre-registration is encouraged and closes at 4pm on 8/3/15.

This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the USDA-Risk Management Agency.

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