This five day immersive course provides expanded practical experience working in a production greenhouse featuring a larger emphasis in hands-on work with the plants and growing systems. The content covered in our Intensive Workshop will be tailored to the individual’s skill and experience level.
Participants will receive small group (2-person max) instruction and guidance with the end goal of fostering a greater understanding of the inner workings of a hydroponic greenhouse and the various disciplines involved in a successful operation.
Please call for date availability: 330-302-4203
Matthew Kispert, Horticulturist. Matthew holds a master’s degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in biology with a chemistry minor from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the CropKing team, Matthew ran a hydroponic research greenhouse in Iowa.
Jim Brown, Technical Services and Horticulturist. Jim is a graduate of Cornell University with a master’s degree and a vegetable crops major, and an associated degree from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Jim has over 35 years experience in the hydroponic industry as a Horticulturist, teacher, and consultant on soilless growing.
Jeff Balduff, Technical Sales and Service. Jeff was raised on a diversified vegetable and grain farm in Huron County, Ohio. He has assisted countless growers with achieving success in field and greenhouse agriculture during his entire adult life. He has accumulated and shares his wealth of knowledge in greenhouse design, construction, hydroponic growing systems, plant health, managing nutrients, and integrated pest management, which has shaped him into an invaluable member of our team during his 20+ years working at CropKing. He has also shared his expertise as a consultant for active growers and construction projects in the U.S. and in countries abroad.