The annual Processed Vegetable Growers Clinic will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Lomira Legion Hall from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The program offers the opportunity for producers, processors, educators, and crop professionals to come together and discuss current issues, new technologies, and improved production practices related to processed vegetable crops.
Presented topics will include Vegetable Weed Management Issues (Vince Davis, UW Extension weed management specialist), Advances in Vegetable Seed Production (Bo Wink, Syngenta), Ag Equipment Rules of the Road—What will change? (Mike Klingenberg, Wisconsin State Patrol), Corn and Soybean Markets: Implications for Vegetable Crops (Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension marketing specialist), Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping Impacts on Soil Health (Erin Silva, UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems), and a vegetable producer panel discussing the use of cover crops.
The cost for attending the program is $10 per person (includes lunch and materials). Pre-registration is required and can be done by contacting the Fond du Lac County Extension office (920-929-3171). Registration and program information is also available on the internet at: fyi.uwex.edu/fdlcrops/2014/pvgc. The program is being sponsored by the UW- Extension offices in Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties, Seneca Foods, Lakeside Foods, Bonduelle, Hartung Brothers, and Badgerland Financial.