KSU Extension: Drip Irrigation and Farm Equipment Workshop

Monday, May 21, 2018 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 35230 W 135th St., Olathe, KS 66061
Description: The right tools can make all the difference in successful market farming. Join the Growing Growers program for a workshop and field day at the expansive K-State Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension Center. We will explore a vast array of farming equipment for small and medium-sized farms including field preparation, planting, cultivation, harvesting and drip irrigation systems. We'll help you put together a wish list of must-have tools; and provide a general overview of equipment maintenance, design and modification; as well as discuss big-picture infrastructure design.

‚ÄčThis workshop will be hands-on. Weather permitting, attendees will have a chance to operate farm equipment as we demonstrate how to turn over a spring crop, prepare beds and plant melons in a high tunnel.

Workshop Agenda

1:00 pm Introduction to Drip Irrigation Systems, Dr. Cary Rivard, K-State Research and Extension (KSRE)

1:45 pm Hand Tools and Equipment for Small-acreage Production, Tom Buller, KSRE, Buller Family Farm & Common Harvest CSA

2:30 pm Scaling Up Production at Juniper Hill Farms, Scott Thellman, Juniper Hill Farms

3:30 pm Maintenance and Safe Operation of Equipment, Brian Boutte, KState OHREC and Spoon Creek Organics

4:15 pm Tour of Irrigation Systems at the OHREC (Pump, Filter, Delivery and Drip Emission Systems)

5:00 pm Equipment Demonstration (BCS Tiller, Bed Shaper, Three-point and PTO Hook-up)

6:00 pm Adjourn

The cost to attend is $15. Contact growers@ksu.edu to register.
Contact Information:

Cultivate Kansas City
300 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone (913) 831-2444
info@cultivatekc.org Copyright © 2018