Farm Ops: High Tunnel Construction Workshop for Veterans

This event is perfect for veterans who want to learn about high tunnels and their benefits, such as season extension, plant protection from extreme weather, and disease and insect prevention. Farmer veteran James Turrell is inviting fellow veterans to his farm to teach them about high tunnel basics. Participants will work together to put plastic on James’ high tunnel and learn about site selection considerations. After lunch, James will discuss options for end walls, ventilation, irrigation, what to plant, and how high tunnels have impacted his farm business. 

 Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 / 10:00-4:00 a.m. 

 Location: 185 County Route 11, Oneonta 

 You must be a veteran living in NYS to register. 

Nina Saeli

Nina retired from active duty in 2009. She and her husband, Jeffrey, own and operate Centurion Farm in Locke, NY. Nina also now works with the Cornell Small Farms Program as coordinator of our Farm Ops project supporting veterans in agriculture.