Collin Thompson

Program Instructor

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Office: 906-439-5059
Po Box 168
Chatham, MI 49816
Greening Michigan Institute

Roles:

  • Community Food Systems educator

Articles:

  • The Apprentice Farmer Program – growing farmers in the Upper Peninsula

    January 18, 2018 | Beginning farmers can get their start at the Michigan State University North Farm.

  • 2018 Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

    December 15, 2017 | Crosshatch will host the 19th annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference on January 26-27, 2018 in Acme, Michigan.

  • MOFFA organic intensives 2018

    December 15, 2017 | Learn about organic production systems at this winter’s Organic Intensives.

  • Paperpot planter may produce profits

    December 15, 2017 | Necessity is the mother of invention. Small farms are making big steps in improving efficiency by adopting the paperpot transplanter system.

  • Vegetable storage for extended marketing

    November 13, 2017 | Whether holding items in storage throughout the main production season, or extending the marketing season into the winter, proper handling and storage techniques will help maintain quality of harvested crops.

  • Small scale organic carrot production

    October 30, 2017 | Carrots can provide small-scale farmers profit not only during the growing season if they are cared for properly.

  • Organic garlic production

    August 30, 2017 | This time of year, local garlic is starting to appear at farmers markets, farm stands, and grocery stores. A staple in many types of cuisines, garlic is as fun to grow as it is to cook.

  • Transplant production: Light considerations

    May 1, 2017 | Light is essential for plant growth and providing the right type, in sufficient amounts, is critical to ensure healthy seedlings.

  • Transplant production: Timing and crop types

    April 10, 2017 | Widely fluctuating temperatures, extreme light levels, unpredictable moisture, and wind pressure can all cause transplant mortality.Having a properly mature, hardened off transplant can help growers overcome these challenges and achieve higher yields.

  • Transplant production: Potting mix

    March 27, 2017 | The right media is essential in order to grow healthy, productive transplants. Whether it is purchased or made on the farm, the right potting mix can be the start to a successful season.

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