Orchards in the North
To generate and distribute new information crucial to successfully growing tree fruits in this northernmost climate of the US.
- Staples Ag and Energy Center
- University of Minnesota Extension
- Sustainable Farming Association of Central Minnesota
- Happy Dancing Turtle
- New apple trials
- Six public workshops
- Online handbook for partner websites
- Printed copies of handbook for regional farmers, garden clubs, CSAs, orchardists, and similar audiences.
- Instruct over 125 attendees in the workshops
- Distribute the resulting information via three or more websites
- Achieve 75% of attendees rating the workshops as "effective" and applicable to their own orchard practice on their evaluation forms.
$17,910 over 3 years
- Staples Ag and Energy Center - $8,100
- Workshop enrollment fees - $2,100
- Happy Dancing Turtle - $300
- SFA Central chapter - $300
- STEP - $1,435