November Organic Farmer Researcher Network Meeting: Extending the Season, Extending the Green

Nov 2, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Season Extension

The November OFRN meeting will feature our network’s new co-leader Johnnie Speicher from OEFFA. Johnnie is a Sustainable Agriculture Educator at OEFFA where he answers questions from planting to paperwork. But his past includes graduate research on season extension in high tunnel systems. Johnnie’s research at Ohio State examined the use of soil heating cables and different coverings to impact the crop micro-environment in a high tunnel vegetable system. Join us on November 2 at noon to hear Johnnie share research lessons from his master’s studies and how they apply to his work today.  

About our Network 

Farmers, educators, researchers, and other interested individuals are welcome to join us on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a variety of topics related to organic production research. If you have questions or ideas, please contact one of our group leaders: Johnnie Speicher (OEFFA), Denise Natoli Brooks (Central State University), or Cassy Brown (Ohio State). 

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