Upcoming Virtual Field Days – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Upcoming Virtual Field Days

Many things changed this year. It is unfortunate we are not able to meet in person, but there are no shortage of great opportunities for learning. And even more, as the distance may not be an issue when field days become virtual.

I hope you have enjoyed the Purdue Small Farm Education Field Day and Webinar Series, and the on-going Great Lakes Vegetable Producer’s Network. In the coming weeks, there are more virtual field days that you may be interested:

2020 Pumpkin Field Day organized by the University of Illinois Extension will take place on Sep. 3. You can participate either in virtual or in-person (Belleville Research Center, 2036 Charles Lane, Belleville, IL 62221). Both tour options are free but need to pre-register. More information and registration of this event is available at https://extension.illinois.edu/events/2020-09-03-2020-pumpkin-field-day

The 4th Annual Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field day will be virtual as well. Organizer Sam Hitchcock Tilton and participating farmers will share tips and insight into mechanical cultivation. The event will include four episodes, take place 12:30 -1:15 pm CDT on Sep. 11, Sep. 18 and Sep. 25. More information about this event and registration is at https://thelandconnection.org/event/mwc-2020/#:~:text=The%20Midwest%20Mechanical%20Weed%20Control,move%20into%20a%20digital%20state. 

A virtual commercial fruit & vegetable research field day organized by Kansas State University is on Aug. 31. The field day will have video reports of several research projects, post harvest handling, and produce safety. More information about this event is available at https://kcsaac.engg.ksu.edu/files/kcsaac/2020%20Commercial%20Veg%20Field%20Day%20Flyer.pdf 

A vegetable and root crop virtual field day organized by Michigan State University is planned on Sep. 16. The virtual field day will feature research on many root crops. Detailed information about this event and registration is available at https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/oceana-research-tour-virtual-field-day  


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