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Growing for Market Seminar

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Target Audiences:
Ian Peterson,
The Nebraska Extension HLES Commercial Fruit and Vegetable team is holding a Growing for Market half-day seminar for local producers across the state. 
Topics will include marketing, pesticide updates, ecology of food production, and a panel of resource specialists from NRCS, Farm to School, and Nebraska Extension:

Pesticide Updates - Learn about how pesticides can impact the growth of your plants, how it moves to non-target plants and what herbicide injury on your plants. Participants will also learn what to do to help protect your plants from drift and what to do if they are hit by herbicide drift.

Pricing and Marketing - Standing out at a market can be a challenge!  Join us as we talk about branding your booth at the market and how to decide what your marketing plan and pricing strategy is going to look like going into the 2024 selling season.

Ecology of Production - Growing and managing a healthy crop is about more than just the plants. Supporting pollinators and other beneficial insects and wildlife can be just as important to the success of your harvest. Non-crop plants can increase productivity while decreasing inputs. From pollinator-friendly buffer strips to cover crops. This will provide some basic background and tips to support the whole ecosystem that is your farm.

Resource Panel - Learn more about your local resources to assist you in growing your operation.  Resources may include: local NRCS, Farm-to-School, SARE, and other groups that are focused on helping and promoting producers in your local area.

Sites include:

Scottsbluff, Panhandle Research and Extension Center - Bluestem Room, Wednesday, March 27, 8am-noon
Norfolk, Northeast Community College, Thursday, March 28, 1-5pm
North Platte, Lincoln County Extension Office, Friday, April 12, 8am-noon
Nebraska City, Kimmel Orchard, Tuesday, April 23, 8am-noon
Registration fee is $25 per person at all of the locations. Register at:

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This event originated in Haskell Ag Lab.