Started at NWREC: April 2012
Department: Small Farms
Duties: As part of the statewide OSU Small Farms Program I help coordinate educational events for beginning and small-scale farmers in the North Willamette Valley as well as participate in on-farm research projects.
I also participate in research involving cover crop and nutrient management in vegetable production and CROPTIME, a vegetable crop planning tool that will provide degree-day models for many vegetable varieties.
Research Interests: I am interested in small scale and sustainable fruit and vegetable production. Focusing on practices to help manage insect and disease pests by maintaining healthy soils, healthy plants and economically healthy farmers.
Education: Michigan State University B.S. Horticulture
Home Town: Heidi is orignally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and currently resides in Portland.