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Permalink Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development’s Grant Workshop

December 5, 11, 12, or 18, 2018
Russelville, Covington, Morehead State University, or Barbourville, Kentucky

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development's Grant Workshop provides information about available funding programs, helps applicants understand planning for grants, and works on common grant requirements. The full-day workshop includes an overview of common grant and financial-assistance programs and working sessions to understand what makes a good grant, with hands-on guidance and a toolkit for developing your own goals, work plans, and budgets.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Horticulture Industries Show

January 3-5, 2019
Fayetteville, Arkansas

"People, Plants & Pollinators" is the theme for this event that features a high tunnel walking tour of the University of Arkansas Research Farm, a tradeshow, keynote address, and tracks for fruit, vegetables, organic, master gardener, local foods, and Christmas trees. NCAT's Luke Freeman and Guy Ames are among the presenters.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference

January 7-8, 2019
Lexington, Kentucky

This event includes the Kentucky State Horticultural Society's 163nd Annual Meeting, the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association's 48th Annual Meeting, and meetings of the Organic Association of Kentucky, the Kentucky Wine Association, and Kentucky Horticulture Council. There will be concurrent sessions on tree fruit, farmers markets, high tunnel production, and vegetable production; a grape and wine short course; round table discussions; and a trade show.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference

January 9-11, 2019
Savannah, Georgia

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association's 2019 conference will be held in association with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The agenda includes a tour, poster session, and numerous production and management workshops.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

January 10-13, 2019
Savannah, Georgia

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors, and suppliers. Anyone with an interest in specialty crop agriculture is invited to be a part of this event. More than 80 hours of educational sessions will address food safety concerns, specific commodity issues on production practices and increased yields, and marketing strategies. An organic track is offered.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Virginia Biological Farming Conference

January 11-13, 2019
Richmond, Virginia

Virginia's premier organic and sustainable agricultural conference is presented by Virginia Association for Biological Farming and Virginia State University. The 20th annual conference offers two full days of educational workshops and presentations, panel discussions, interesting and knowledgeable exhibitors, regionally sourced meals, book signings, Silent Auction, Taste of Virginia Expo, and lots of networking opportunities.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink How to Use Prescribed Fire for Wildlife and Livestock

January 15, 2019
Marietta, Oklahoma

Noble Research Institute offers this one-day workshop at the Coffey Ranch. Prescribed fire is a natural process in the Southern Great Plains, where the landscape evolved under fire and grazing. Fire can improve wildlife habitat, reduce woody plants, remove thatch, and improve forage quality and quantity for livestock.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Permaculture Design Course

January 19 - June 16, 2019
Blanco, Texas

Earth Repair Corps is offering a six-weekend intensive Permaculture Design Course that will introduce participants to the ethics, principles, and methods of Permaculture while learning how to design, create, and maintain agriculturally productive ecosystems and sustainable human settlements. The class meets one weekend each month for six months at Texastopia Farm.

In: Southern SARE Region


Permalink Southern SAWG Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference

January 23-26, 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s 28th annual conference is for committed organic and sustainable farmers, researchers, and community leaders serious about creating more vibrant community food systems. The event offers informative pre-conference courses and field trips, practical conference sessions, networking, and a trade show. Topics will include organic and sustainable vegetable, livestock, flower and specialty-crop production, unique marketing strategies, urban farming, farm to school, business and finance management, community food systems development, in-field and online tools, food justice and equity, useful federal farm programs, and agriculture policy developments.

In: Southern SARE Region



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