Small Farms Resources at NC A&T State University

Register for Fall High Tunnel Workshops

High tunnel workshops on the horizon

High tunnel workshops on the horizon

Two sessions of “Season Extension with High Tunnels – Maximizing Use and Producing Profits” are scheduled for this fall.

Presenters from The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University will discuss equipment vendors, and offer updates on marketing strategies and federal funding for high-tunnel construction. Geared toward producers selling into wholesale markets, as well as toward Extension agents who are assisting growers with wholesale market expansion, the full-day, hands-on workshops will offer tools to help growers maximize the efficient use and profitability of high tunnels.

“Season extension is one way that farmers can access markets six weeks longer, and really capitalize on their vegetable production,” says Laura Lauffer, coordinator for local farms and foods for The Cooperative Extension Program.

The sessions are $25, and are scheduled for:

  • Monday, Nov. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m,  Ashe County Cooperative Extension Center, 134 Government Circle, Suite 202, Jefferson, N.C. 28640. Registration  deadline is Nov. 17.
  • Monday, Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m,  Sandhills Research Station, 2148 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, N.C. 27281-9124. Registration deadline for that session is Dec. 7.

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