1-4 p.m. CT, at Magney Legacy Ridge Farm, Princeton, KY. Magney Legacy Ridge Farm is a small family farm focusing on year-round seasonal vegetable production using high tunnels, low tunnels, and shade cloth. Host farmer Angela Magney will share with us the practices they use on the farm to achieve year-round production. Supplemented by the expertise of UK Extension personnel, this OAK field day will explore:
· Crop rotation and timing for year-round growing
· Soil health and fertility management
· Irrigation systems, including winter considerations
· Pest management in tunnels via sanitation and cultural practices
Angela will also provide insight into their success finding and securing local markets. The UK Center for Crop Diversification will extend the discussion considering statewide market data and research. This field day is geared toward production farmers and will highlight mid-scale mixed vegetable production. Cost for this field day is $5 for OAK Members; $10 non-members. Registration is recommended. For details, visit https://www.oak-ky.org/field-days.
1 to 5 p.m. EDT, at Hindman Settlement School, 71 Center Street, Hindman, KY 41811. For fruit and vegetable growers who are currently or who wish to sell at farmers markets, restaurants, roadside stands, or local institutions. Topics will include:
- Coming up with a crop calendar: seeding, transplanting, and harvest dates
- Choosing which crops to grow
- Making planting maps
- Matching yield and sales goals with the amount your garden can produce
- Crop rotation
- Succession planting multiple crops per season
Presenters will be Matt Wilson and Chris McKenzie of Grow Appalachia in partnership with Hindman Settlement School. Funding for the workshop comes from the Kentucky Ag Development Fund (KADF) managed by the Governor's Office of Ag. Policy.