The Land Connection is pleased to announce a three-day workshop on season extension to be held at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery in Champaign, Illinois March 2-4, 2015. Attendees will leave the class armed with resources and prepared to implement season extension practices on their own farms.
Participants will spend the first day learning the essentials of season extension from farmers and other professionals in a classroom setting at beautiful Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery with meals prepared by executive chef Alisa DeMarco. The second day will be spent visiting local businesses like Urbana’s Blue Moon Farm and Mahomet’s Tomahnous Farm that have made season extension a vital component of their success. The third day will be held at the Sustainable Student Farm at the University of Illinois, where attendees will participate in a hands-on demonstration in one of their many high tunnels.
“Season extension can extend farmers’ cash flow and diversify their markets,” said Jeff Hake, the farmer training program manager for The Land Connection who will facilitate the training. “However, getting started can be tricky, particularly with the Midwest’s unique weather challenges. This training will leave you ready to grow your farm’s income streams.” Read more »