Getting Seeds from Field to Freight: A Visit to Ernst Conservation Seeds
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.
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
(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.
Calvin Ernst, Mark Fiely
Ernst Conservation Seeds
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