Special Invitation: Hydroponic Fodder Workshop
** The following dates are now available for registration: August 1, 2012 and September 19, 2012. For more information visit our website.**
Save the date! On Wednesday, April 4, 2012 we will be holding a workshop on hydroponic fodder production at our state-of-the-art Technology Center. Attend this day-long event, hosted by our greenhouse manager Sam, to learn about our hydroponic fodder systems and the benefits of producing fodder for livestock feed.
During the event, a special guest from Welter Seed will let you in on the secrets to choosing the best seed for your needs. Founded in 1955 by Herman and Veronica Welter, this family-run business has a 50-year tradition of providing the best seed at competitive prices. This presentation will include seed selection, hybrids, yields, prices, organic vs. traditional and treated seed.
During this workshop, attendees will engage in Sam’s fodder presentation, tour our high-tech hydroponics facilities, get hands-on advice from Sam, and learn about seed selection from a Welter Seed representative.
**Upon completion of the workshop, all attendees will receive a $150 gift certificate to FarmTek!
Event: Hydroponic Fodder Workshop, Featuring the Fodder-Pro Feed System
1440 SW 18th Ave.
Dyersville, IA 52040
8:30-9:00 – Registration
9:00-9:30 – Introduction to our company
9:30-11:30 – Presentation hosted by Sam
11:30-12:30 – How to choose your seed with Welter Seed
12:30-1:30 – Lunch (provided)
1:30 -3:00 – Tour of greenhouses with hands-on demonstrations
3:00- 3:30p – Wrap up in the training center
Presentation Topics Include:
- History of hydroponics and fodder
- Benefits of feeding fodder to livestock
- Tips for putting the Fodder-Pro Feed System together
- Testing the Fodder-Pro Feed System
- Setting your watering cycle
- Seed selection
- Populating your Fodder-Pro Feed System with soaked seed
- Harvesting and feeding fodder
- System maintenance and sanitation
- Fodder extras: Microgreen and sprout production, vegetative propagation and cloning
Cost: $100.00 fee includes lunch and workbook
Registration: To register, call Cathy Eiben at 800.327.6835 x 795. She will send you a registration form, as well as lodging information, including a special discount for our local Comfort Inn. The deadline to sign up is 3/28/2012. This workshop is limited to the first 60 people, so hurry!
We look forward to seeing you on April 4.