Farm workshop series on tap for April start in Douglas County

March 3, 2014


A four-part workshop series from the Kansas Rural Center focusing on building and using plastic-covered tunnels to enhance crop production and extend growing seasons will begin on a farm just north of Lawrence next month.

The “Tunnel to Table” workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 at Juniper Hill Farms in northern Douglas County. Beginning and advanced techniques for using high and low tunnels to increase farm profitability will be featured.

Registration is $15 and includes lunch. The workshop also includes networking opportunities, an afternoon high-tunnel tour and a low-tunnel construction demonstration with Juniper Hill Farms’ owner Scott Thellman. Thellman will share crop-planning strategies and financial analysis in a roundtable discussion.

The “Tunnel to Table” program will continue with three more stops in 2014: Atwood and Winfield in September and Clay Center in October.

More registration and event details can be found by visiting or contacting the center’s program coordinator, Cole Cottin, at 785-992-4572 or


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