Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers January Workshop for Farmers on Growing High Tunnel Winter Lettuce
Rutgers Cooperative Extension is continuing its Ultra-Niche Crop series in 2017 with the workshop “High Tunnel Winter Lettuce.” This workshop, the third class in the Ultra-Niche agricultural series for farmers seeking new crop opportunities, will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The workshop will be held simultaneously in Cape May Court House at Rutgers Cooperative Extension and two other locations in New Jersey.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County is located at 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210.
Ultra-Niche Crops are exceptionally high value crops that can be grown on small acreage. In this session, farmers will learn how to make more money with less land, how to grow, market and sell winter lettuce and how to make practical decisions on marketing and crop production.
There will be a 15-minute “Virtual Field Trip” video on the production and marketing of the crop, as well as, a speaker’s panel made up of the experts interviewed in the video. Also, participants will be led through worksheets to guide them in determining whether or not growing the crop is right for them, their acreage, and their situation.
Jenny Carleo, County Agent II for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County and the Ultra-Niche Crops Project Director, said, “Our goal is to help the next generation of farmers achieve both crop and financial success and, at the same time, assist existing farmers in improving their profitability.”
The cost for this workshop is $20 and includes dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jenny Carleo at (609) 465-5115 or email Jennifer Matthews at JLM479@njaes.rutgers.edu. To register go to Eventbrite: http://tinyurl.com/UNC2017winterlettuce. The deadline to register is January 27, 2017.