Michigan Farmer Field School – Brassicas Crop Intensive
Sunday, September 10th 9 – 5pm
Cost: $150 ($40 for 2nd person from same farm)
Michigan Farmer Field School Scholarships Available Based on Need
Presenters: Lee Arboreal, Live Edge & Fred Monroe, Monroe Family Organics
Join us for this information packed, hands on workshop that will be all about Brassicas – one of the most critical vegetable families to the small-scale vegetable farmer.
Presented by two farmers with more than 25 years of combined organic and sustainable vegetable farming experience in wholesale & direct market production.
The day will cover variety selection, production, management and marketing of brussel’s sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chinese cabbage, collards, kale & kohlrabi with possible forays into turnips, mustard and rutabegga.
Lunch and snacks provided.
ABOUT THE FARMER FIELD SCHOOL
Begun in 2015, the Michigan State University (MSU) Farmer Field School is comprised of intensive hands-on workshops, tailored to deliver in-depth, practical information with an emphasis on sustainable vegetable production. These workshops are built upon the foundational work of the MSU Organic Farmer Training Program and the wealth of knowledge in Michigan’s farming community.
Experienced farmers and premier agriculture educators from our region team up to co-lead and deliver workshops in the Farmer Field School. Each workshop also includes group-based learning processes where diverse approaches to farming challenges can be shared and discussed by participants and workshop presenters and demonstrated at host farm sites, primarily in southern Michigan with a goal of expanding the workshops to other regions of the state as the program develops.
The Farmer Field School workshops are designed to help improve the profitability of diversified, sustainable, Michigan farmers in their first 10 years of farming who serve local and regional markets. The Field School is part of a broader vision and collaboration among statewide organizations including the and to help increase new farm success by working to make farming a more prosperous, secure, and sustainable career choice for the many beginning as well as future farmers in Michigan– to keep farmers farming, farmland in production, and food local and regional.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22856.