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Special Invitation: Hydroponic Fodder Workshop

Livestock eating fodder grown in  Fodder-Pro Feed System** 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

Location: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:Fully grown fodder after 7 days

  • 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.

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. gary meek #

    Is any of your course on CD,s we are a small farm with llamas,goats and horses totaling 60 plus head and we have a large greenhouse. What a deal to raise our own feed…

    We live on a hill and no flat land.

    Have always thought there could be an altenitive to buying feed.

    March 31, 2012
  2. John Howell #

    Sam, we thoroughly enjoyed the Fodder Seminar. It was a long trip to come up from Houston, but definitely worth it to meet the people behind the product and get a hands on experience. We’ll be ordering equipment this week!……John

    April 7, 2012
    • Hi John! So glad you liked it. Thanks very much for attending. Feel free to share your experience with us after you guys are all set up.

      April 10, 2012
      • Chrisitna Blue #

        Hi, John, we are near Austin and looking into growing fodder for our 5 mules. Do you have your system set up? We’d love to be able to see it and talk to someone that’s using it!
        Sam – do you know anyone else in our area (central Texas) that is using it that we could visit with?
        Christina Blue

        June 10, 2012
      • The Fodder-Pro is very much in its infancy here at FarmTek. Though we have had a tremendous response from our customers, and have lots of systems out and operational, it is still a very new product line. That being said, the folks who are currently growing with the system are farmers just trying to make a living, probably very much like you. Though you may only need five minutes of their time, multiplied by ten or twenty other people in the area, it becomes a sizable time investment. For right now, our customers have asked that their information be kept private. -Sam

        June 12, 2012
  3. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written much better!
    Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this information to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

    January 28, 2014

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