North Dakota State University Extension again will host the Field to Fork webinar series starting in February 2019.
Experts from across the region will provide information about growing, processing and serving specialty-crop fruits and vegetables safely.
The “Field to Fork Wednesday Weekly Webinars” will begin Feb. 6. They’ll be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Central time through April 17.
The webinars are free of charge but preregistration is required. The webinars will be held on Zoom. The Field to Fork website (https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork) has a link to register for the webinars.
Topics that will be covered are:
- Feb. 6: Successful Seed Starting at Home — Randy Nelson, Extension home horticulture and agriculture production systems educator, University of Minnesota.
- Feb. 13: Hops in North Dakota: What You Need to Know Before You Get Started — Kyla Splichal, horticulture research specialist, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center.
- Feb. 20: Growing Apples in North Dakota — Tom Kalb, NDSU Extension horticulturist.
- Feb. 27: Trendy and Healthy Houseplants — Esther McGinnis, assistant professor and NDSU Extension horticulturist.
- March 6: Cool Fruits for Cold Climates: Selections From the Northern Hardy Fruit Evaluation Project — Kathy Wiederholt, fruit project manager, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.
- March 13: Let’s Not Waste Food: Exploring Food Preservation and Composting — Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist.
- March 20: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four: Best Management Practices to Produce More — Susie Thompson, NDSU associate professor, potato breeding.
- March 27: How to Identify, Manage and Prevent Common Diseases in Your Garden — Jesse Ostrander, plant diagnostician/director, NDSU Plant Diagnostic Laboratory.
- April 3: Pollinator Gardens — Janet Knodel, professor, NDSU Plant Pathology Department, and McGinnis.
- April 10: Getting Started With Herb Gardening — Yolanda Schmidt, NDSU Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Pierce County.
- April 17: Best Practices on Health and Hygiene When Handling Foods for the Public — Julie Wagendorf, director, North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Food and Lodging.
This project is made possible with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.
For more information, visit NDSU Extension’s comprehensive Field to Fork website or contact Garden-Robinson at 701-231-7187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.