Growing Like Crazy Upper Peninsula Hoophouse Tour
Date: August 30, 2015
Time: 1 - 6 p.m.
Location: North Farm, Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, N5431 Rock River Road, Chatham, MI 49816
The Hoophouse Tour will visit four central U.P. farms where visitors can learn what it takes to get their hoophouse operation started on a solid foundation. Transportation for the tour is provided.
Farms featured and highlighted topics include:
- Rock River Farm - Soil Health & Composting
- Superior Central School - Cover Cropping & Record Management
- Reh Morr Farms - Variety Selection for Hoop Houses & Horse Power
- The North Farm - Site & Structure Selection
The tour will conclude with a dinner at the North Farm featuring local food. Brad Morgan, from Morgan Composting, Inc. and Dairy Doo, will provide a keynote address at the dinner discussing the use of composting and soil fertility. The tour and dinner is free, but registration is required.
Participating sponsors include: Hiawathaland Farm Bureau, Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, NRCS, Alger Conservation District, Marquette Conservation District, Michigan State University Extension, and Michigan State University AgBioResearch
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