Host a successful field day

Field day at Penn State - weed supression measurement

Field day at Penn State

Share your variety trial, on-farm experiment results or great new equipment with fellow farmers and researchers. Combine this message with other topics and offer a 4 to 6 hour field day.

Charlie White of Penn State Extension and Molly Hamilton of North Carolina State University Extension shared their experience planning and hosting on-farm programs and field days. eOrganic hosted their webinar called “Out in the Sun: How to Plan and Put on an Engaging, Informative and Successful Field Day.” [Learn more here.]

Photo: At an on-farm field day in Milton, PA, Mitch Hunter, a PhD student in Agronomy at Penn State, demonstrates how to measure light interception by a cover crop canopy and discusses how this influences a cover crop’s ability to suppress weeds. Photo courtesy of Charlie White.

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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