WILBERFORCE, Ohio — Designed for beginning farmers, Central State University Extension (CSUE) is partnering with the Agriculture Incubator Foundation (AIF) Farm in Grape Vineyard Establishment, to teach trellis construction and grapevine spacing on June 26.
The program, which will take place at the AIF Farm located at 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, and will start promptly at 10 a.m.
Participants will learn:
- how to install the posts and anchor the end row
- how to space the vines
- how to install the wires
- about different cultivars of grapes that grow well in Northwest Ohio
Presenters will include CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Michelle Wallace.
“Learning to construct a grape trellis can help beginning farmers save money rather than outsourcing services,” Wallace says. “Northwest Ohio has favorable conditions for growing grapes and growing them can help diversify produce options for small farms. A single vine, once established, can produce around 20 pounds of fruit each year for 20 years.”
For the in-ground Grape Vineyard Demonstration, Central State University Extension is partnering with AIF Farm. The mission of the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF) is to develop a partnership of northwest Ohio agribusiness representatives, researchers and educators committed to establishing programs that will stimulate interest in and respect for agriculture as a mainstay in the area economy.
For more information about any CSUE program across Ohio, visit www.centralstate.edu.
— Central State University Extension
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