Cut Flower Growers School

EVENTS

Whose Food, Whose Land? Conversation on Global Food Sovereignty

Date: November 12, 2019, 7-8:30pm
Location: DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison
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Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 19-20, 2019
Location: Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis
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Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 6-7, 2019
Location: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Dubuque, IA
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Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

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Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School

February 15-16, 2020

Registration information will be posted fall 2019.

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The Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School is a two-day workshop designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers.

Learn from experienced growers about variety selection, seed starting, planting and harvest schedules and methods, post-harvest handling, pest management, tools and equipment, and direct marketing. Find out how to turn your passion for flowers into a sustainable small business. Network with other growers in and around Wisconsin. Handle small tools at a show-and-tell table. Speakers will emphasize sustainable and organic production practices.

This workshop will help you answer questions such as:

  • How much income can be earned from an acre of cut flowers?
  • How much labor and capital investment are involved?
  • What are farmers’ market customers and florists looking for in cut flowers and bouquets?
  • How do I select varieties to grow and schedule plantings?

Lunches and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact:

John Hendrickson
Phone: (608) 265-3704
E-mail: jhendric@wisc.edu