Date

Mar 20 2024
Expired!

Time

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

High Tunnel Planning and Production

From The Piney Woods School Workshop Series

How to Buy, Build, Operate and Maintain Your Tunnel for Market Success!

Topics will include:

  • how to plan for a high tunnel
  • how to spec and order an NRCS-approved high tunnel kit
  • preparing your land for installation
  • the tricks and perils of self-installing
  • O&M: how to operate and maintain your high tunnel
  • crop selection and balance in your tunnel

Arrive at 9am to sign in and meet with other farmers. Workshop begins promptly at 9:30. Lunch will be served!

Workshop and lunch are FREE!

LOCATION:

The Piney Woods School Farm

5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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Event is sponsored by a USDA NRCS grant. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender.

FAQ

  1. How is this event free?
    This workshop has been funded through a grant to The Piney Woods School through the Natural Resource Conservation Service within USDA.
  2. Do I have to pay for lunch?
    No. Lunch is provided courtesy of The Piney Woods cafeteria.
  3. I’m a beginning farmer. Is it okay if I attend?
    The workshops are designed for farmers at all levels of experience.
  4. Will someone be there to help my farm if I need additional assistance?
    Yes! Staff from Up in Farms and NRCS are available to provide you free farm visitations and technical assistance.

Additional project partners include:

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Location

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148
The Piney Woods School Farm

Hourly Schedule

Agenda

8:30am - 9:00am
Sign In
Sign in and meet fellow farmers and presenters.
9:00am - 9:30am
Working with NRCS and Subcontractors
Speakers:
Daniel Clanton, Delaney Johnson
9:30am - 10:00am
Preparing for Your High Tunnel
Speakers:
Daniel Clanton
10:00am - 11:30pm
Installing and Operating Your High Tunnel
Speakers:
Daniel Clanton
11:30am - 12:00pm
The Costs of Running a High Tunnel
Speakers:
TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 2:pm
Crop Selection and Production in Your High Tunnel
Speakers:
TBD
Daniel Clanton
Daniel Clanton
Area Agronomist, NRCS-MS
Area Agronomist for Mississippi NRCS Area 2, located in Pearl, MS.
Delaney Johnson
Delaney Johnson
Soil and Conservation Science Director, Up in Farms
Mr. Johnson joined Up in Farms after a prestigious 30+ year career at USDA NRCS, including a 12-year term as the State Soil Scientist for Mississippi. Mr. Johnson's experience in both soil science and conservation make him an indispensable fount of knowledge for technical support and training for our farming community.
TBD
Speaker soon to be announced

Labels

Piney Woods - NRCS Workshop
Up in Farms

Organizer

Up in Farms
Email
[email protected]

This event is hosted by Up in Farms and its partner organizations.

Sponsor

  • USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
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Speakers

  • Delaney Johnson
    Delaney Johnson
    Soil and Conservation Science Director, Up in Farms

    Mr. Johnson joined Up in Farms after a prestigious 30+ year career at USDA NRCS, including a 12-year term as the State Soil Scientist for Mississippi. Mr. Johnson’s experience in both soil science and conservation make him an indispensable fount of knowledge for technical support and training for our farming community.

  • Dex Hewes
    Dex Hewes
    Farm Technology Specialist, Up in Farms

    Dex recently completed training in a master irrigation program and provides technical assistance in irrigation for small farms. Additionally, Dex has training in drone services specifically for mapping farm plots.

  • David Watkins
    David Watkins
    CEO, Up in Farms

    David is the Founder and CEO of Up in Farms. He brings his background in media production, project management and teaching into the heart of the organization. He was designated USDA Value Chain Coordinator and became a certified auditor USDA’s GroupGAP program.

  • Daniel Clanton
    Daniel Clanton
    Area Agronomist, NRCS-MS

    Area Agronomist for Mississippi NRCS Area 2, located in Pearl, MS.

Weather

Sunny
Sunny
88 °F
°Metric
Wind: 12 MPH
Humidity: 57 %
Feels like: 91 °F

Locations

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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