Specialty Crop Institute
Hoop House Production for Experienced Growers
Monday, August 18, 2014
Jeanne Dini Center
120 N. California St., Yerington
$25 Early Bird, $35 after August 11
Producers are discovering that hoop houses present unique growing conditions and challenges. This workshop is intended for experienced growers and will highlight new technologies, trends and solutions for production problems.
Steve Moore, AgroEcology at Elon University, North Carolina has been a farmer and educator for more than 40 years and a pioneer, researcher and advocate for solar green houses and hoop houses for over 25 years. He is a professor and director of AgroEcology, past director of Small Farm Unit at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at North Carolina State University and founder of Harmony Essentials, providing sustainable agricultural systems.
Ray Saliga, High Desert Farming Initiative, is the farm supervisor in a collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno, and community groups. He manages both heated greenhouses and hoop houses and is working on several research projects, in addition to growing produce for UNR’s Dining Services and local distributors.