‘Growing Produce for Profit’ topic of April 15 event

By U of I Extension

To assist vegetable and fruit growers in the area, University of Illinois Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension are partnering for “Growing Produce for Profit” from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 15, at Midway Village Museum, 6769 Guildford Road, Rockford. This workshop will cover topics that include soil health, bramble production, integrated pest management (IPM) and determining market prices.

Grant McCarty, University of Illinois Extension educator, local foods and small farms, said: “These presentations will give growers additional information that they can actively use this season as they begin production. At the same time, the topic of farmers’ market prices continually comes up, and we’re pleased to have Dr. Erin Silva from University of Wisconsin joining us to explain how to determine your pricing,”

Participants will hear two main sessions (soil health and determining market prices) and then a choice of either Integrated Pest Management or bramble production. Cost for the event is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

To register and for additional information, visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw.

Posted April 9, 2014

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