High Tunnel Production Workshop, Training Sept. 21 in Marianna

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

13227493_10154254961223331_49707732233874143_oMaximizing the use of high tunnels in vegetable production is the general theme of a training session beginning at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Demonstration Outreach Center (UAPB ADOC), Marianna, Arkansas.

Aimed at growers with high tunnels or those interested in adding high tunnel production to their agricultural enterprises, topics to be covered include types of fall crops to grow in high tunnels, how to plant, what to plant and good practices for high tunnel vegetable production. A Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) representative will discuss EQIP cost share funding for high tunnel crop production.

ADOC is located at 330 Lee County Road 407 in Marianna, Arkansas, and it houses the Agriculture Training Center for Alternative Crops and Vegetable Processing.

Pre-registration is requested by Monday, Sept. 18. If you have special needs or to pre-register, contact Iris Crosby, training session coordinator, at (870) 295-3199 or crosbyi@uapb.edu; Earnestein Broadway at (870) 630-2005 or eaec@sbcglobal.net; or Bearlain Lewis at (870) 575-8814 or lewisb@uapb.edu.

The training session is sponsored by the East Arkansas Enterprise Community and UAPB ADOC. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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