This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer-to-farmer skill sharing and attracts experienced growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and beyond. Farmer panelists representing small-, mid- and large-scale operations will cover technical production information on garlic, onions, peppers and one-cut salad heads. Management topics include vegetable no-till, greenhouse management, training and retaining labor, and variety selection. Detailed handouts provide an invaluable resource long after the conference ends. New this year will be summaries of farm employee compensation and variety data collected through optional participant surveys
Mike Bollinger of River Root Farm (IA) on greenhouse management
Cindy Keene of Keene Organics Garlic (WI) on garlic
Ray Taylor of Rosecreek Farms (TN) on one-cut salad heads
Nate Parks of Silverthorn Farm (IN) on onions
Dan Fillius of Featherstone Farm (MN) on peppers
Chris McGuire of Two Onion Farm (WI) on exploring vegetable no-till
And many more!
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