Webb City Conference

Earlier this week I was privileged to co-present  with Adam Montri of MSU at a special winter growing conference put on by the Webb City Farmer’s Market and Missouri Extension. They were hoping they would get 75 people but by the time the conference was happening they had 162 attendees!!!  People traveled from as far away as 250 miles and 4 states to come to this. Most attendees didn’t have tunnels or were just getting started as farmers. I presented 3 different talks and also did a Q&A session.

First talk was on winter greens production.

Lettuce in January_

Second was on Season extension on the farm- from equipment, to soil, to different crops and more

Season Extension

The 3rd talk I did was on Marketing the farm….  it was the first time I’ve done a marketing talk this long and it actually went well…

Marketing the farm

There was a lot of interest on our bubble washer that we use to clean greens on the farm- here are a few pictures that I took of it this week. The first one is of greens going in before it is turned on.

 

Heres a short video of it working….  excuse the unprofessional quality of it….

bubble washer video

Here’s another picture of it bubbling away….

People are always asking where to get the Blower motor- here’s what we have found to be similar to what we used (they don’t make exactly what we used now)

Blower Motor