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Permalink Fundamentals of On-Farm Food Safety

July 23, 2018
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association offers this day-long training.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Grower Training Workshop

July 24, 2018
Bentonville, Arkansas

This full-day training on produce safety in Arkansas is presented by University of Arkansas Research & Extension, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Arkansas Agriculture Department. Topics include produce safety, worker training, agricultural water, soil amendments, animals, and farm food-safety plans. The session on postharvest handling and sanitation will be presented by NCAT's Luke Freeman.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink South Georgia Muscadine Grape Conference

July 26, 2018
Americus, Georgia

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is teaming up with Wolf Creek Plantation for a day-long workshop on all things muscadines: cultivation, marketing, and winemaking. Growers and horticulturalists with UGA Extension and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will cover the business of growing muscadines as well as the technical aspects, like choosing cultivars and pruning.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Industrial Hemp Field Day

July 26, 2018
Petersburg, Virginia

Virginia State University's 2018 Industrial Hemp Field Day will provide a forum for potential growers, researchers, marketing experts, and industrial hemp product users to discuss the future of the crop in Virginia and neighboring states. Learn about the variety of products from industrial hemp, the challenges and opportunities for cultivating this crop, and an update on the legislation governing industrial hemp production in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Food & Farming Summit

July 27-28, 2018
Gainesville, Florida

The second annual Organic Food & Farming Summit from Florida Organic Growers will gather farmers, gardeners, educators, students, advocates, and exhibitors to connect, share, and inspire one another. The Summit will include farm tours and on-farm workshops, in-depth educational sessions, classroom workshops, a trade show, and more.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Supporting the Insects that Make Our Farm & Garden Work

July 28, 2018
Mills River, North Carolina

This workshop will explore the many native bees, predatory wasps, beetles, flies, butterflies, and moths that are vital to healthy farm systems, and the direct practices of farmscaping that can be practiced in order to support their populations. Presenters will introduce participants to a host of beneficial bugs and their preferred habitats, and then take the class on a farm walk to see life in action. Attendees will leave with inspiration at the wondrous workings of nature, as well as the knowledge and confidence to set up farmscaping on their own properties.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink FARM Hacks--Never enough cold storage... Let's Build one!

July 28, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. This class will show you how to build a cool bot in any structure. FARM will share its techniques on how to prolong your produce in cold storage. From harvest times to packaging and storing but also techniques on how to sell product that needs moving. FARM has experiemented with many different techniquies to promote the longevity of the produce grown and has nailed it down.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Fundamentals of On-Farm Food Safety

July 31, 2018
Winston Salem, North Carolina

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and other partners to deliver workshops across the state with the aim of providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements. This day-long workshop will combine classroom and on-farm instruction to provide producers with the tools needed to identify potential food safety concerns, as well as strategies to minimize potential contamination.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink FARM Hacks: Chickens and Chicken Tractors

August 4, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. This one-day class will explore the importance of putting chickens on pasture and how to build a chicken tractor.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Florida Farmers Market Crop Up

August 7, 2018
Lakeland, Florida

Join Fresh Access Bucks for the Second Annual Florida Farmers Market Crop Up. The Crop Up is a free, one-day professional development and networking event for Florida farmers market managers; direct-to-consumer outlet operators; and food access professionals. Crop Up participants will enjoy opportunities to learn from leaders in the field; network with peers; and glean best practices and inspirational ideas to take home to your communities.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Writing an On-Farm Food Safety Plan

August 7, 2018
Winston Salem, North Carolina

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) and others to deliver workshops across the state with the aim of providing farmers with the tools to reduce food safety risks and meet market requirements. The day-long Writing a Food Safety Plan Workshop will combine an overview of the necessary components of an on-farm food safety plan as well as one-on-one assistance writing the plan during the workshop.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

August 9, 2018
Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, for this day-long workshop as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink FARM Hacks: Market Gardening 1

August 11, 2018
Dallas, Texas

Farmers Assisting Returning Military (FARM) presents Hacks, a workshop series demonstrating a variety of DIY projects and helpful how-to's that stretch dollars and increase farm production. In this full-day session, participants will learn how to know the markets and grow what they demand. Also, learn about implements for no-till gardening.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Grass-Fed Beef Workshop

August 14, 2018
Trenton, Tennessee

University of Tennessee Extension will offer producers a "one-stop" opportunity to learn about producing and marketing grass-fed and pasture-raised beef in this full-day workshop. It will introduce producers to pasture-based beef production systems and help them address challenges of managing forages, finishing cattle, and marketing beef.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Device Ready

August 15 or 16, 2018
Knoxville or Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is partnering with The Ohio State University Extension to bring this day-long workshop to Tennessee farmers, to help them analyze and improve their online presence. The workshops will help participants understand how customers view their businesses online using different devices and media, including GPS to navigate to the business, social media to connect with businesses and the business' access to and use of the latest apps and gadgets. Participants will work through exercises in the Device Ready workbook and take home a plan to improve their online presence.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Annual Meeting of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives

August 16-18, 2018
Birmingham and Epes, Alabama

Join the Federation of Souther Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund for its 51st Annual Meeting and 17th Estelle Witherspoon Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner. This event celebrates a great half-century of work, memories, and progress in the development of the Federation as the foremost organization serving black farmers, co-op members, and low-income people in the rural South.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Conference

August 20-21, 2018
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

The South Area Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) Committee will host its 3rd Biennial Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Conference. All registration costs will be covered by the South Area GLCI Committee for those who are pre-registered on or before August 3, 2018. The primary goals/objectives for this conference are to focus on educating/training livestock producers on beef cattle and small ruminants basics. The conference is designed to do the following: Recruit new and beginning livestock producers, reach out to veteran producers (new, beginning, or existing), enhance the knowledge and skills of existing livestock producers, educate producers on funding and technical assistance opportunities, and identify and encourage experienced livestock producers to serve as mentors for new and beginning livestock producers.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Wool, Botanical Dyes, and Value-added Fiber Marketing Field Day

August 20, 2018
Breeding, Kentucky

Organic Association of Kentucky offers this morning field day at Hill and Hollow Farm Stay with Robin Verson and Paul Bela. Join OAK for this two-hour introduction to creating home-grown, botanically dyed wool products for market. Following the glimpse into the sheep and fiber production, participants will have an opportunity to continue the conversation with Paul on an optional whole farm tour, including the high tunnel greenhouse, gardens, and more.

In: Southern SARE Region

 


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