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
Contact: Michelle Coleman, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 906-439-5114

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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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