Getting Seeds from Field to Freight: A Visit to Ernst Conservation Seeds

Start Date
09/17/2018
End Date
09/17/2018
Description
As agricultural activities in the US become increasingly consolidated, fewer and fewer Americans understand what is required to bring agricultural products to the market place. This tour will raise the curtain on the activities and equipment involved in the production of native grasses and wildflowers for the restoration industry. Session attendees will have the opportunity to observe and learn about the management/operation of production fields, drying facilities, processing equipment and storage facilities.
Location
Meadville, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Horticulture / Plants
Rural Landscape
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
2.0
Learning Outcomes
(1) Learn how native plant species are brought to market availability. (2) Learn the limitations to bringing a new species to market in seed form. (3) Learn how seeds of native species are harvested, dried, processed and stored.
Instructors
Calvin Ernst, Mark Fiely
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Course Codes
Provider
Ernst Conservation Seeds


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