Field to Fork webinars hosted by the North Dakota State University Extension Service begin Feb. 14.
In the series, experts from across the region will provide information about growing, transporting, processing and serving specialty-crop fruits and vegetables safely.
The free webinars will be held each Wednesday through April 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Central time. They will be held on Zoom; to register, visit www.ag.ndsu.edu/fieldtofork.
Dates and topics:
• Feb. 14: — Great Seeds and Where to Buy Them in 2018, presented by Tom Kalb, NDSU Extension horticulturist.
• Feb. 21 — Tomatoes, Peppers and Cucumbers: A Snapshot of NDSU's High-tunnel Research Project, Kyla Splichal, horticulture research specialist, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center.
• Feb. 28: — GMOs: Separating Fact From Emotion, Esther McGinnis, assistant professor and Extension horticulturist
• March 7: — Gardening in Small Spaces, Yolanda Schmidt, Extension agent, agriculture and natural resources, Pierce County.
• March 14 — The Health Benefits of Gardening, Julie Garden-Robinson, Extension food and nutrition specialist.
• March 21 — Developing and Selling Food Products That are Safe and Tasty, Clifford Hall, professor, food science, NDSU Plant Sciences Department.
• March 28 — Weed Management and Soil Fertility for Organic Vegetable Production, Greta Gramig, associate professor, NDSU Plant Sciences Department.
• April 4 — North Dakota Cottage Food Law, Julie Wagendorf, director, North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Food and Lodging.
• April 11 — Pesticide Safety: Minimizing Exposure, Andrew Thostenson, Extension Pesticide Program specialist.
• April 18 — Safe Food Sampling at Farmers Markets and Other Venues, Suzanne Driessen, Extension educator, food science, University of Minnesota.
• April 25 — Using Scarce Resources: Square Foot Gardening and Raised Beds, Todd Weinmann, Extension agent, agriculture and natural resources-horticulture, Cass County.