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    Field School - Fall
    Field School - Fall
    9 Bean Rows CONFERENCE
    Sun, September 30, 2018
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Crosshatch Field Schools are hands-on, full-day, on-farm conferences. In addition to workshops with brilliant 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 Fall Line-up

    AGENDA:

    8:30-9:00am: Welcome with coffee and pastries

    9:00am-12:00pm: Morning Sessions

    12:00-1:30pm: Local lunch and Sign Up to Ask An Expert

    1:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Sessions

    4:30-5:30pm: Social hour with beer and snacks


    TRACK OPTIONS:

    Please select the track you will attend (each track has a morning and an afternoon session):


    Track 1: Advanced Beekeeping with Dr. Meghan Milbrath of University of Michigan: Dr. Milbrath will begin the day discussing bacterial diseases in the hive. She will cover how to recognize and diagnose sick bees, what the various kinds of bacterial diseases are and what to do with the colony and how to work with the vet. Following she will discuss winterizing the hive, winter biology of bees and what goes on in the hive in the winter, and ways to manipulate the hive for best success.


    Track 2: Farm Resilience: Soil Health and Farm Design: with Nic Welty of 9 Bean Rows: Nic will discuss soil management in permanent beds with a bonus a overview of soil physics, chemistry and biology. He will cover no-till-/low-till options, soil mindfulness, soil building, nutrient application and compost production with some hands-on tool talk. Following, Nic will go through whole farm management and design. Farm goal setting, building a strategic farm plan, equipment purchases and business planning will round out the afternoon.


    Track 3: Seed Saving with Ben Cohen of Small House Farm: Ben will start with a brief farm walk to discuss flower structure, pollination and isolation requirements for seed production. Learn how to hand pollinate and process dry seed by threshing and winnowing using different techniques. Ben will also focus on the processing of wet seeds. Attendees will harvest and clean seeds from fruits like squash, melons, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes and end the day discussing packing and storing seeds.


    PRICING:

    $45-Tickets available from August 16 - September 22



    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

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    Registration: Closed
    All times are Eastern Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Date
    SEP
    30
    SUNDAY
    Registration Closes
    SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 @ 12:30 AM
    Location
    Address
    9 Bean Rows
    9000 E. Duck Lake Rd.
    Suttons Bay, MI  USA
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    track 1:
    Advanced Beekeeping with Dr. Meghan Milbrath of UofM
    Advanced Beekeeping with Dr. Meghan Milbrath of UofM
    3/20 LEFT $ 45.00  

    Morning Session: Dr. Meghan Milbrath will begin the day discussing bacterial diseases in the hive. She will explain the various kinds of bacterial diseases and what to do with the colony and how to work with the vet. She will cover how to recognize if bees are ill and how to diagnose bees suspected of sickness.

    Afternoon Session: The afternoon session will focus on winterizing the hive. Meghan will discuss winter biology of bees and what goes on in the hive during in the winter. She will wrap up the day talking about ways to manipulate the hive for best success and conduct hands-on winterizing of the hives.

     
     
    track 2:
    Soil Health and Farm Design with Nic Welty of 9 Bean Rows
    Soil Health and Farm Design with Nic Welty of 9 Bean Rows
    14/20 LEFT $ 45.00  

    Morning Session: In the morning session, Nic will discuss soil management in permanent beds. He will start with a quick cover of soil physics, chemistry and biology. He will cover no-till/low-till options, soil mindfulness, soil building, nutrient application and compost production. He will complete the morning with some hands-on tool talk such as broadfork, stirrup hoe, leaf rake, and power tools.

    Afternoon Session: Whole farm management and design is the focus for this afternoon.  Nic will discuss farm goal setting, building a strategic farm plan, equipment purchases, and decision making and business planning. To end the day, Nic with conduct a hands-on harvest and wash/pack demonstration to drive home the discussion on improving system strategies.

     
     
    track 3:
    Seed Saving with Ben Cohen of Small House Farm
    Seed Saving with Ben Cohen of Small House Farm
    19/20 LEFT $ 45.00  

    Morning Session: The morning will start with a brief walk around the farm to discuss flower structure, pollination and isolation requirements for seed production. Following, attendees will enjoy trying their hand out at the skill of hand pollination including emasculation of tomato flowers and the basics of tomato breeding. To round out the morning Ben will discuss how to process dry seed by threshing and winnowing using different techniques.

    Afternoon Session:  In the afternoon, Ben will focus on the processing of wet seeds. Together, the group will harvest and clean seeds from fruits like squash, melons, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes and prepare the seeds for fermentation. Ben will close the day with a discussion on packaging and storage of seeds.

     
     
    lunch selection
    Meat Option
    Meat Option
     


     
    Vegetarian Option
    Vegetarian Option
     


     
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
     


     
    Grain Free
    Grain Free
     


     
    Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
     


     
    Nut Free
    Nut Free
     


     
    Other Allergies—Coordinator will contact you
    Other Allergies—Coordinator will contact you
     


     
     
    accessibility
    Yes, I have accessibility concerns—Coordinator will contact you
    Yes, I have accessibility concerns—Coordinator will contact you
     


     
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