6/23/24, 9:00am - 12:30pm

Traducción al español a continuación.

Join us at Cloud Mountain for a fruit-focused Farmer Field Day. It’ll be a morning packed with valuable information, and the best part is, tickets are free! Learn about sustainable alternatives to plastic mulch, hear how to ally with earwigs for pest suppression from an entomologist, tour the farm, chat with the Whatcom Conservation District about their equipment share program, and network with other growers.

Únase a nosotros en Cloud Mountain para un Día de Campo de Agricultores centrado en la fruta. Será una mañana llena de información valiosa, y lo mejor es que las entradas son gratuitas. Aprenda sobre alternativas sostenibles al mantillo de plástico, escuche cómo aliarse con tijeretas para la supresión de plagas de un entomólogo, recorra la granja, charle con el Distrito de Conservación de Whatcom sobre su programa de uso compartido de equipos y establezca contactos con otros productores.


9:00 Introductions and Farm Tour Maia Binhammer, Cloud Mountain Farm Center

10:00 “Managing Earwigs: How and Why to Conserve in Pome Fruits and Suppress in Stone Fruits” Robert Orpet, Washington State University

10:45 Break

11:00 “Demonstrating an Alternative to Plastic Mulch in Organic Fruit Production” Jacob Mills, Cloud Mountain Farm Center; Lisa Wasko DeVetter, WSU; Ben Weiss, WSU

12:00 Networking

12:30 Closing

Field Day will involve some walking across uneven terrain. If you require accommodation, please let us know by emailing annikas@sustainableconnections.org.

This event will be presented in English and we will offer Spanish translation. Please let us know if you will require translation by emailing annikas@sustainableconnections.org.

We will have a photographer at Field Day. By registering for this event, you grant Cloud Mountain to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publication. To opt out, please email annikas@sustainableconnections.org

Agenda – Día de campo para agricultores

Domingo, 23 de junio de 2024

9:00 am-12:30 pm

Ubicación: Cloud Mountain Farm Center

6906 Goodwin Rd, Everson, WA 98247

9:00 Presentación y recorrido por la granja Maia Binhammer, Cloud Mountain Farm Center

10:00 “Manejo de tijeretas: cómo y por qué conservarlas en frutas de pepita y suprimirlas en frutas de hueso” Robert Orpet, Universidad Estatal de Washington (WSU)

10:45 Descanso

11:00 “Demostrando una alternativa al mantillo plástico en la producción de frutas orgánicas” Jacob Mills, Cloud Mountain Farm Center; Lisa Wasko DeVetter, WSU; Ben Weiss, WSU

12:00 Networking

12:30 Clausura

Habrá traducción al español para este evento gratuito.

El día de campo implicará caminar por terreno irregular. Si esto es un impedimento para usted, podemos ayudarle. Solo háganoslo saber enviando un correo electrónico a annikas@sustainableconnections.org.

Tendremos un fotógrafo durante el día de campo. Al registrarse para este evento, le otorga permiso a Cloud Mountain para utilizar su imagen en fotografías, videos y otros medios digitales para las publicaciones del centro. Si desea ser excluido de las fotografías, envíe un correo electrónico a annikas@sustainableconnections.org

Ben Weiss is from Philadelphia and has been interested in food systems since an early age. During late adolescence, he started a prolific tomato garden that blossomed into a B.Sc. in Horticulture from Temple University, an internship at the Rodale Institute, and eventually work as lead rice cultivator at an organic farm in New Jersey. He is passionate about sustainable technologies, closed loop agriculture, and urban farming. To this end, Ben’s masters research is focused on hydromulch technologies, which are aimed at saving farmers money and creating a biodegradable closed loop mulching system for certified organic farmers. 

Jacob Mills has been the Field Manager at Cloud Mountain Farm Center since spring of 2022. Before joining CMFC, Jacob worked in vegetable production in the Skagit Valley and in his home state of Indiana. In the orchards, Jacob is focused on integrated pest management, fertility and equipment operation. His favorite fruit to grow is grapes. 
Lisa Wasko DeVetter is an Associate Professor of Small Fruit Horticulture and leads the statewide Small Fruit Horticulture research and extension program. Her diverse program focuses on alternative technologies and practices that aim to maximize crop productivity, fruit quality, and on-farm efficiencies, while ensuring the health of adjacent natural resources in the Pacific Northwest. Primary research areas include optimizing pollination services in small fruit crops, improved end-of-life management of agricultural plastics used in small fruit crop production, machine harvesting technologies, and nutrient management.

Robert Orpet is a Research Assistant Professor at Washington State University Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center in Wenatchee, WA. The Orpet laboratory works with insects and people to observe, test, and share tactics for sustainable pest management.

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