Farmer Field Day: Managing a Cider Apple Orchard

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Michael Billingsley planted his cider apple orchard with friends and family in 2012. He has been planting new trees every season on his orchard and others around the region. This year he and his partners opened Western Cider Co., producing hard ciders from his fruit and others' in Montana and Washington. Michael likes to locally-source as much of the materials used at Western Cider as he can and will show us how to set up and manage a cider orchard in Western Montana. After the orchard tour we'll take a behind the scenes look at the cider house in Missoula and you can sample the local flavors.

Our field days are geared toward people who are just at the beginning of their farm exploration-- farm hands, interns, folks thinking about starting a farm in the near future, and those who are currently in the startup process. Beginning and established farmers and ranchers are welcome too, and everyone learns something new at a field day. As always, field days are FREE!

We ask that you RSVP by Sunday, September 17. For more info and to RSVP visit: https:/www.farmlinkmontana.org/events/farmer-field-days/

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