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Specialty Crop Grower's Roundtable

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
OSU-OARDC Fisher Auditorium
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Chris Smedley
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Join fellow commercial fruit, vegetable, and herb growers for discussions, farm-focused presentations, and demonstrations and hands-on trainings coordinated by OSU Extension.

When and Where: Monday February 4, 2019, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at The OSU-OARDC Fisher Auditorium (South), located at 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691.

What and Why: Fruit, vegetable, and herb production, especially for local-regional markets, is difficult. Input from other growers and research-extension personnel can help. Come to share, listen, observe, and participate. OSU personnel will “seed” discussion by delivering brief, to-the-point presentations on hot topics/big challenges and being on hand to demonstrate various everyday and emerging practices, tools, and aids that can help now and later.

Who: Pre-registration is required and registration is capped at 50, on a first come-first served basis. Is income from the sale of your fruits, vegetables, and/or herbs – especially in local/regional markets -- very important to you? Do you look for opportunities to increase production, efficiency, and sustainability, including through applying experience- and research-based information? Do you want to see and hear from OSU people and other growers in an informal but focused program? If so, this program may be for you. Grower-vendors with area produce auctions are encouraged to participate.

Participating OSU personnel: Drs. Luis Canas (entomology), Steve Culman (soils and soil fertility), Doug Doohan (weed management), Melanie Ivey (food safety and fruit disease management), Elizabeth Long (entomology), Sally Miller (vegetable disease management) Program coordinated by Dr. Matt Kleinhenz (vegetable production) and Chris Smedley (IPM, OSUE-Wayne County)

Registration Fee: $20 for first person from a farm or operation, $10/person for all other members of the same farm or operation

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. Please complete and return the attached form or call in.

Items included in registration fee: … program admission and agenda (in addition to events at the main meeting area, Fisher Auditorium, a tour of OARDC laboratory, greenhouse, high tunnel, and other facilities may be possible) … speaker/exhibitor handouts … morning and afternoon refreshments … lunch Who to contact for more information: Chris Smedley Matt Kleinhenz Program Assistant AG/NR IPM Professor, Extension Specialist (Vegetables) OSU Extension- Wayne County Horticulture and Crop Science, The OSU-OARDC 428 W. Liberty Street - Suite 12 1680 Madison Avenue Wooster, OH 44691 Wooster, OH 44691 330-264-8722 Office 330-263-3810