Tools For Wine Grape Growers & Let the Farm Walks Begin
I'm Lacy Gray with Washington Ag Today.
Today and tomorrow the Washington Wine Industry Foundation will be hosting workshops in Walla Walla, Pasco, Prosser and Yakima which focus on reducing revenue losses for wine grape sales. There will be four different sessions over the two days providing information on how liens work, what a good contract looks like, getting a grower's license, filing UCC financial statements, resources, banker's concerns and more. For exact times and locations visit washingtonwinefoundation.org.
It's that time again! The first Tilth Producers of Washington and WSU Small Farms Program Farm Walk for the 2015 season will be Monday, March 30 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Angela Anegon, Education Coordinator with Tilth Producers, explains what's in store for attendees this first Farm Walk.
ANEGON: Our first farm walk of the season is at Spencer Farm in Malaga, Washington and it will be about utilizing compost and vermiculture to build soil fertility. Bruce and Grace Spencer have been building their soil fertility for over forty years; they grow their own compost, they utilize cover crops, they use vermiculture with worms. They have a great system for amending those various micro-nutrients, so they'll be sharing that process, and there will be a hands on opportunity as well with this one.
Farm Walks are supported in part by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information about farm walk times and locations and other Tilth Producers education programs be sure to visit tilthproducers.org.
That's Washington Ag Today.
I'm Lacy Gray with the Ag Information Network of the West.