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Workshop Equipment Demo & Farm Incubator Tour

August 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free
Photo credit: The Seed Farm

COVID-19 note: All in-person events are tentative depending on public health guidelines moving forward.

Equipment, land, and infrastructure are some of a beginning farmer’s biggest expenses when starting their own farm business. Effectively planning for the type of tools and equipment you’ll need for your unique operation will reduce soil and weed management challenges, while participating in a farm incubator program can significantly reduce the cost of land and infrastructure during your start-up years.

Seed Farm manager Brad Pollock will discuss what equipment works best for his small vegetable farm in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania and will review a variety of soil and weed management equipment used at the Seed Farm, including:

  • Hand tools (wheel hoe, hand stirrup hoe, cobra head hoe, broadfork)
  • Walk-behind tractor with implements (BCS)
  • Tractor mounted cultivators (I&J cultivator, Wiliams tool system)
  • Flame weeder
  • Primary and secondary tillage implements (Celli spader, chisel plow, moldboard plow, disc)

Brad will also discuss the Seed Farm’s farm incubator program, where they strive to cultivate a new generation of farmers in the Lehigh Valley.

Questions?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Aaron de Long, by email at aaron@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x709.

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Details

Date: Wed, August 5, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: The Seed Farm
5484 Vera Cruz Rd.
Emmaus, PA 18049 [Lehigh County]

Cost: Free


Event Category: PASA Events