February 27, 2018

Wisconsin Extension to hold processing crops meeting  

The University of Wisconsin Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch included, at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Road V, Hancock.

Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. This program will concentrate specifically on issues affecting vegetable production in central Wisconsin. UW-Extension specialists will present information on cover crops manure and the Central Sands, vegetable irrigation, weather and climate resources for vegetable growers.

The counties of Portage, Waushara, Adams, Green Lake and Juneau produce 68 percent of the state’s potato production. In 2007 there were 140,000 acres in this area used in the production of specialty crops including potatoes.

Pre-registration is required by Feb. 28 in order to make lunch and space arrangements. Registration is $20 to cover refreshments and lunch. Certified crop advisor credits will be applied for. Organizers said there is ample free parking available. Register by contacting Portage County UW Extension 715-346-1316.  For additional information contact Ken Schroeder with Portage County UW Extension, [email protected].

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