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Conference Explores High Tunnel Production for Longer Growing Season

SEPT. 12, 2008--The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls invites all interested people to a day-long conference,"High Tunnel Production for Beginning and Medium-Sized Commercial Growers," on Oct. 31 from 8 to 5 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic Theatre of the University Center on campus.  

High tunnels are polyethylene-covered greenhouse-like structures that are being used to extend the growing season for various crops in northern climates. Nationally known high tunnel experts William Lamont and Kathleen Demchak from Penn State University and John Biernbaum and Gregory Lang from Michigan State University will be presenting at the conference.

The free and open to the public conference is funded through a three-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, "Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Western Wisconsin," that CAFES received in 2007.

Preregistration is required by Oct. 15. Participants should RSVP by email or telephone with name, organization/business, mailing address and phone number to or 715.425.3176.

For questions regarding the conference, email Juliet Tomkins at .


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