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Permalink Texas Sheep and Goat Expo

August 18-19, 2017
San Angelo, Texas

The statewide Texas A&M AgriLife event is one of the largest sheep and goat programs in the world. It begins with a field day that touts topical information stemming from work done at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. The expo features an educational program as well as new features this year: a session on Angora goats, a major youth component and sheep performance data instruction, as well as a sale of performance-tested rams.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Produce Safety Workshop

August 22, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), in partnership with the National Farmers Union, is offering workshops across the country to help familiarize young and beginning farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). When FSMA goes into effect in 2018, all fruit and vegetable producers will be subject to Produce Safety Rule (PSR) regulations and have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA PSR training such as this one.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink GROWing Your Farm Profits

August 24, 2017
Corpus Christi, Texas

Join GROW Local South Texas for a one-day Summer Producers Workshop. Speakers from GROW Local South Texas, UT-RGV, Del Mar Small Business Development Center, Texas Farm Credit and the USDA will be on hand to help new and existing farmers learn how to effectively run their farm businesses.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink The Basics of Beekeeping

August 26-27, 2017
Asheville, North Carolina

Join Shane Gebauer of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and special guests at this Mother Earth News Institute intensive two-day training course. From sourcing bees to extracting honey, you will learn everything you need to know about how to maintain a happy and healthy hive.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Backyard Poultry 101

August 28, 2017
Greenville, Tennessee

University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture and UT Extension will present a workshop designed to help poultry farmers learn the basics of backyard poultry production and how to manage the risks of on-farm poultry processing. The workshop will present information about raising poultry, USDA poultry exemptions, considerations of getting started, marketing and labeling requirements and business management. The workshop is designed for small poultry farmers who want to raise birds and for those who want to consider processing their birds and direct-marketing the meat.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Know If Your Direct Marketing Vegetable Enterprise is Making Money

August 28, 2017
Mountain City, Tennessee

This University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture workshop is designed to help growers learn the basics of using records and budgets to track revenue and costs and to plan. Some locations will offer an additional topic and these may include sales tax, business tax and liability insurance for value-added products, or managing risks of backyard poultry. There is no registration fee for these workshops but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Texas Grazingland Conference

August 29-31, 2017
Waco, Texas

Texas Grazing Lands Coalition presents this event featuring a tour, speakers, and concurrent sessions that will feature both wildlife and livestock grazing issues with successful producers discussing how healthy ecosystems contribute directly to profitable ranching.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Where Does a Value-Added Producer Go to Find Money?

August 29, 2017
Blountville or Maynardville, Tennessee

This workshop developed by University of Tennessee Extension Center for Profitable Agriculture is designed to help growers learn where they may apply for grants and loans, who may apply, and eligibility requirements. The Blountville workshop will offer an additional topic, "Sales Tax, Business License and Product Liability Insurance for Value-Added Products." There is no registration fee for these workshops, but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Good Agricultural Practices Workshop

September 7, 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems/North Carolina Growing Together Project (CEFS/NCGT), 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 Navigating the USDA GAP Audit 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. Available resources, including consulting services, will be provided to growers who participate to assist with the implementation of an effective on-farm food safety program.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Food Businesses in a Farm-to-Table World

September 7, 2017
Online

This presentation is part of the NC Growing Together monthly webinar series. It will give small business counselors, mentors, extension agents, and funders some background and insights into industry-specific issues faced by entrepreneurs who are planning, growing, or struggling with food businesses in North Carolina. The session will examine the changing restaurant industry and expanded entrepreneurial opportunities in related food businesses, including food trucks, caterers, and food makers, and will discuss the integration of sourcing, procurement, production planning, culinary trends, and the demand for local produce, meats, dairy, and seafood into business planning and operational analysis for new and expanding food businesses.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Organic Growers School Harvest Conference

September 8-10, 2017
Swannanoa and Mills River, North Carolina

The Harvest Conference from Organic Growers School focuses on fall and winter growing, home cooking, fermentation, preservation, homestead skills, self-reliance, backyard wonders, and more—all with an organic perspective. Friday offers three different intensive, full-day workshops. Saturday features 21 classes in seven tracks. On Sunday, Living Web Farms is extending the weekend by offering a Root Crop Production Intensive.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Hemp Industries Association Annual Conference

September 9-11, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and University of Kentucky present this event with tracks on science, industry, and policy. It includes tours, speakers, an exhibitor hall, and a poster session.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink How to Know If Your Direct Marketing Vegetable Enterprise is Making Money

September 12, 2017
Memphis or Brownsville, Tennessee

This University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture workshop is designed to help growers learn the basics of using records and budgets to track revenue and costs and to plan. Some locations will offer an additional topic and these may include sales tax, business tax and liability insurance for value-added products, or managing risks of backyard poultry. There is no registration fee for these workshops but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference

September 14-15, 2017
McAllen, Texas

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) present the first Texas Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Conference on sustainable agriculture for Hispanic farmers and ranchers. The two-day event will include speakers on topics such as business planning, soil health, marketing, and access to resources for profitable production.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Florida Organic Growers Organic Food & Farming Summit

September 17-19, 2017
Gainesville, Florida

This inaugural event will serve as an opportunity for growers, educators, advocates, academics, and researchers to interact and gain knowledge through farm tours, workshops, a trade show, and day-long training sessions. The agenda includes a food safety grower training course and a workshop on resources for beginning organic farmers.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink South Carolina Farm to Institution Summit

September 19, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina Farm to Institution and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control’s Division of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and School Health are holding the first annual SC Farm to Institution Summit. This year's theme is Growing Stronger Together. The purpose of the summit is to bring together key farm to institution players to further encourage local procurement, reinforce healthy, local food education, and provide the skills to establish a garden, farmers market, or community supported agriculture (CSA) program on site.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Permalink Georgia Grazing School

September 19-20, 2017
Athens, Georgia

This is an A-Z course on grazing management principles. Multiple classroom lectures addressing plant and grazing management will be combined with a farm visit to a nearby grazing operation. Demonstrations of fencing and watering options will highlight valuable management practices for livestock producers.

In: Southern SARE Region

 


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