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Food for Profit

January 31, 2019
Lebanon, Tennessee
University of Tennessee's Center for Profitable Agriculture offers Food for Profit, a one-day course that takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. Sessions will include planning your business, regulations, marketing, safe food handling, packaging, financing and more. A Tennessee food manufacturer will also share some of the realities of a food business.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Georgia Organics Conference & Expo

February 8-9, 2019
Tifton, Georgia
Attendees at the annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo will connect with like-minded peers, tour farms, cultivate new skills at all-day and in-depth workshops and conference educational sessions, and discover 70 exhibit booths with innovative food-and agriculture-related information. This conference is about building stronger farms, school gardens, and communities.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Southern Foodways Alliance Winter Symposium: Food is Work

February 8-9, 2019
Birmingham, Alabama
If you are a curious eater who wants to see and hear stories about the dynamic American South, food, and labor, join Southern Foodways Alliance for this Winter Symposium. If you are a food professional and you wish to track the latest cultural trends, sign on. If you work as a content creator or editor and aim to gain new perspectives on how stories frame understandings, this event is for you.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Scaling Up: Farmer Training to Improve Food Supply Chain

February 9, 2019
Boone, North Carolina
Farmers and food producers interested in scaling their business to new markets are invited to attend a unique professional development training. The goal of the workshop is to help farmers, ranchers, and food entrepreneurs to increase their capacity in order to scale up to new markets. Sessions will focus on building collaborations across the food chain, food quality and food safety, marketing local food, and record-keeping and business planning. The event is open to the public, and all farm and food producers, especially those interested in selling through the High Country Food Hub, are encouraged to attend.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Fruit Tree Care Workshop

February 9, 2019
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Apple Seeds hosts a free, hands-on morning workshop featuring NCAT's Guy Ames talking about fruit-tree care and leading the group in pruning the Apple Seeds orchard. Learn all about fruit trees, what grows well in this corner of Arkansas, when to plant them, how to take care of them and when to prune them.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Navigating Farm Labor: How to Structure Labor on the Small Farm

February 12, 2019
Alexander, North Carolina
This Organic Growers School evening workshop will showcase how to structure labor on a small farm through the eyes of established regional farmers. This is a great workshop to attend if you have been farming and are looking to take your farm to the next level by bringing on additional labor support. Legal and financial considerations will be highlighted and discussed to better understand which labor structure best fits your farming model.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Food for Profit

February 12, 2019
Unicoi, Tennessee
University of Tennessee's Center for Profitable Agriculture offers Food for Profit, a one-day course that takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. Sessions will include planning your business, regulations, marketing, safe food handling, packaging, financing and more. A Tennessee food manufacturer will also share some of the realities of a food business.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Conference

February 14-16, 2019
Corpus Christi, Texas
Join farmers, ranchers, and gardening enthusiasts from all over Texas at the TOFGA conference to share ideas, network, build community, and have fun. The conference includes two days of interactive learning sessions, plus multiple add-on pre-conference workshops and farm tours.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Feast Down East

February 15, 2019
Wilmington, North Carolina
Feast Down East's Annual Local Food Conference brings together all those who are involved in supporting and growing the local food system in Southeastern North Carolina: farmers and fishermen, food retailers and establishments, foodies, advocates, and community leaders. The purpose of the conference is to strengthen the activities of these groups and the relationships between them. Workshop topics include agricultural and gardening techniques, cooking demonstrations and food tastings, and the policy work of local food councils.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Mother Earth News Fair

February 16-17, 2019
Belton, Texas
The Mother Earth News Fair is a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most sought-after experts in the world of sustainability. Speakers will address renewable energy, organic gardening, animal husbandry, modern homesteading, and more. The event features workshops, hands-on extended workshops, and a marketplace.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Farm Dreams Workshop

February 16, 2019
Asheville, North Carolina
This entry-level, one-day workshop from Organic Growers School will help people in the exploratory stages of starting their own farms learn about sustainable farming careers, finances, and resources, and help them begin to develop a plan to move forward.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Tuskegee University Farmers Conference

February 18-23, 2019
Tuskegee, Alabama
The 127th annual Tuskegee University Farmers Conference is a two-day educational forum that features tours, panel discussions, interactive demonstrations, and concurrent workshops. The theme for this year's conference is "Solving Common Problems in Uncommon Ways: Sustainable Innovation for the People." Sessions address emerging issues surrounding small farmers, farm families, and rural communities.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

Business of Farming Conference

February 23, 2019
Asheville, North Carolina
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's (ASAP) annual Business of Farming Conference brings together professional farmers from across the Southeast region to network and share resources to grow their farm businesses. At the conference, farmers will learn about marketing, business planning, branding, and management from regional experts and innovative farmers. The conference is designed for beginning and established farmers, and those seriously considering farming as a profession.

In: Southern SARE Region

 

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