Cut Flowers to be Focus of Specialty Crop Field Day
Release Date: August 21, 2018
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Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Bill Cosh,
Communications Director, 608-224-5020 William2.Cosh@wi.gov
– Individuals interested in learning how to grow, harvest and market cut
flowers are invited to attend a specialty crop field day Wednesday, Sept. 19,
10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Greenlight Farm in Prairie Farm.
“We’ll be covering production techniques, flower
varieties, markets for cut flowers, harvesting techniques and more, and all
attendees also will receive a packet of related resource materials to take home
with them,” said Kietra Olson, manager of
DATCP’s specialty crop program, which is coordinating the event.
“Our specialty crop program hosts field days around
the state that focus on different specialty crops, and for this field day,
we’re focusing on flowers,” said Olson. “We’re pleased to have the field day
hosted by Greenlight Farm, which specializes in the production of cut flowers.”
in northwestern Wisconsin, the family owned Greenlight Farm grows more than 40
varieties of flowers which are sold to wholesalers, florists and through a
subscription service. Visit Greenlight Farm’s website here.
crops are defined as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits,
horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).”
The cost to attend is $20, which
includes lunch. Persons interested in attending can register at http://somethingspecialwi.com/events/details/cut-flower-field-day-1663. The registration
deadline is September 16.
For more information, contact Kietra Olson at Kietra.Olson@Wisconsin.gov
or Angie Sullivan at Angie.Sullivan@Wisconsin.gov.
For more information about
DATCP’s specialty crops program, visit: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/SpecialtyCrops.aspx