Growing Like Crazy Hoophouse Tour

Date: August 30, 2015
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Michigan State University North Farm, N5431 Rock River Road, Chatham, Michigan
Contact: Michelle Coleman, colema98@msu.edu, 906-439-5114.

The Hoophouse Tour will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 starting at 1 p.m. at the Michigan State University North Farm, located at N5431 Rock River Road in Chatham, Michigan (one mile north of the Village of Chatham). Transportation for the tour is provided and will include four stops/farms.  

Farms featured and highlighted topics include:

  • Rock River Farm - Soil Health & Composting
  • Superior Central School - Cover Cropping & Record Management
  • Reh Morr Farms - Variety Selection for Hoop Houses & Horse Power
  • The North Farm - Site & Structure Selection

The tour will conclude at 6 p.m. with a dinner at the North Farm featuring local food. Brad Morgan, from Morgan Composting, Inc. and Dairy Doo, will provide a keynote address at the dinner discussing the use of composting and soil fertility. The tour and dinner is free, but registration is required.  

Participating sponsors include: Hiawathaland Farm Bureau, Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, NRCS, Alger Conservation District, Marquette Conservation District, Michigan State University Extension, and Michigan State University AgBioResearch

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