Year-round farming in Ohio? Check out this workshop

Farming is typically a spring-to-fall affair in Ohio. But as interest in buying local food increases and consumers expect fresh produce year-round, the need and opportunity for four-season production in colder climates has taken center stage.

On Dec. 14, Ohio State University researchers and grower groups will offer a daylong workshop on high tunnels — a season-extension strategy that is becoming increasingly popular among vegetable farmers and that can deliver on the promise of profitable fall-to-spring production in the Buckeye state.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held at Dutch Heritage Restaurant, 720 State Route 97 West, Bellville, Ohio. Cost is $25 per person and $20 per additional registrant from the same operation or family, and includes lunch and refreshments. All growers are invited to participate, but experience with high tunnels is helpful.

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