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    Field School - Summer
    Field School - Summer
    Providence Farm CONFERENCE
    Sat, August 18, 2018
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Crosshatch Field Schools are hands-on, full-day, on-farm conferences. In addition to workshops with expert teachers, the Field Schools will include one-on-one consulting with farm experts, a local food lunch and a post-workshop social networking hour. 


    Field School Summer Line-up

    AGENDA:

    8:30am: Welcome with coffee and pastries

    9:00am: Morning Sessions

    noon: Local lunch and Sign Up to Ask An Expert

    1:30pm: Afternoon Sessions

    4:30pm: Social hour with beer, cider and music


    TRACK OPTIONS:

    Track 1: Animals on the Small Farm with Ryan Romeyn: Having both vegetables and animals on a small farm takes special consideration. Ryan will cover integration, rotation and field/pasture management, housing, feeding, watering and moving livestock. See Ryan's sheep dog, Blue, in action with a herding demonstration!


    Track 2: Market Your Farm with Andrea Romeyn: Let's discuss the other half of farming: marketing. Andrea will cover, simple effective tips for taking decent photos from your smart phone, writing interesting content for social media, creating ads using free software, approaching buyers, professional communication skills, and more. Bring smartphones plus an iPad or laptop computer loaded with a few special photos to get hands-on instruction.


    Track 3: Hoophouse Growing with Austin Weed and Stacy Sangsland: Winter extension starts in the summer, and few do it better than the folks at Providence Farm. The farm hoophouse crew will take you deep into season extension with sessions on site selection, structures and designs, warm season crops, cool season crops, soil fertility, pest management for protected cultivation as well as water, light and temperature specifics. Six packed hours and you will leave with hoophouse success that much closer.


    PRICING:

    $45-Early bird pricing is available from April 13 - June 15.

    $55-Regular pricing is from June 16 - August 11. Ticket sales for Field School Summer close on August 12.

    $125-For special pricing for all three Field Schools: Spring, Summer, & Fall, please call 231-622-5252.


    Thank you to our sponsors for their support of 2018 Field Schools!

    4Front Credit Union

    Fischer Insurance

    Fremont Insurance

    Oryana

    SNAP! Printing

    WNMC

    Edson Farms

    Farmhaus Cider

    Image 360


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    All times are Eastern Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Date
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    SATURDAY
    Registration Closes
    AUGUST 12, 2018 @ 12:30 AM
    Location
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    Providence Farm
    5691 N Michigan 88
    Central Lake , MI  USA
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    track 1
    Animals on the Small Farm with Ryan Romeyn
    Animals on the Small Farm with Ryan Romeyn
    $ 55.00  

    Having vegetables and animals on a small to mid-scale farm takes special consideration but Ryan is going to show how and why it all works. Integration, rotation, field/pasture management, housing, feeding, watering and moving livestock will all be discussed. A lesson in sheepdog care and training as well as a herding demonstration will also take place.

     
     
    track 2
    Marketing the Farm with Andrea Romeyn
    Marketing the Farm with Andrea Romeyn
    $ 55.00  

    How is Providence Farm so good at making their farm known? They know how to sell the farm, that's how. Andrea will cover how she obtained the chops for professional marketing.

     
     
    track 3
    Hoophouse Growing with Austin Weed and Stacy Sangsland
    Hoophouse Growing with Austin Weed and Stacy Sangsland
    $ 55.00  

    Track 3: Hoophouse Growing 101 with Austin Weed and Stacy Sangsland: Winter extension starts in the summer, and few do it better than the folks at Providence Farm. The farm hoophouse crew will take you deep into season extension with sessions on site selection, structures and designs, warm season crops, cool season crops, soil fertility, pest management for protected cultivation as well as water, light and temperature specifics. Six packed hours and you will leave with hoophouse success that much closer.

     
     
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    Yes, please have the coordinator contact me concerning disability access
    Yes, please have the coordinator contact me concerning disability access
     


     
     
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    Meat Option
     


     
    Vegetarian Option
    Vegetarian Option
     


     
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
     


     
    Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
     


     
    Nut Allergy
    Nut Allergy
     


     
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