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March 21, 2019 Anderson, South Carolina Clemson Extension in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education will be holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team....

March 21, 2019 Frankfort, Kentucky Kentucky State University's Third Thursday Thing is a monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting small farmers, beginning farmers, and agricultural professionals....

March 20, 2019 Hillsborough, North Carolina This half-day workshop from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems offers participants a simple and easy-to-use record keeping system and farm financial analysis using Excel. Dr. Kathleen Liang will work through record keeping categories, depreciation, insurance, loan payment, monthly expense and income forecast, monthly cash flow statement, monthly income statement, and link all information to a farm balance sheet. ...

March 16-17, 2019 Asheville, North Carolina NC State University brings you the fourth annual South Atlantic Hops Conference: Beer and Beyond: Growing Hops for Multiple Uses and Markets. This conference is designed to educate, enlighten, and engage growers, brewers, beer enthusiasts, and other interested parties about the South Atlantic hops industry....

March 15, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia This half-day food-safety-focused workshop from Georgia Organics is designed to give farmers an understanding of what school nutrition purchasers look for when purchasing local food. Interested farmers and purchasers will have the opportunity to discuss estimated demand and seasonal availability of local products, packaging and delivery requirements. ...

March 14, 2019 Asheville, North Carolina ASAP hosts its ninth annual Asheville CSA Fair, featuring family farms with vegetable, meat, or flower CSAs with designated drop-off or pickup locations in Asheville or Buncombe County. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to browse different CSA programs and talk directly with farmers about their offerings. This event is free and open to the public....

March 14-16, 2019 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center hosts "Transforming and Elevating Louisiana Small Family Farms," with engaging speakers, informative sessions, networking opportunities, and more. Who should attend: farmers, beginning farmers, ag business owners, community leaders, community-based organizations, urban agriculturalists, government agencies, and others. ...

March 14, 2019 St. Matthews, South Carolina Clemson Extension in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education will be holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team....

March 14, 2019 Lena, Mississippi Join NCAT, Alcorn State University Extension, and Jody Reyer of Reyer Farms for a free, one-day, hands-on, on-farm workshop. Topics will include grazing management, livestock handling and breeds, fencing and design, watering systems, direct marketing, and USDA assistance programs. Pre-registration is required....

March 12, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma This free afternoon workshop at the Noble Research Institute will showcase techniques used to improve soil and prepare for planting fruit and vegetable crops on both a large and small scale. Participants will have the opportunity to see various tillage, bedding, and mulch-laying equipment in action. Procedures to be demonstrated include primary tillage, secondary tillage, seed bed preparation, bed construction, and plastic mulch application....

March 12-13, 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA's Come to the Table Program brings together faith leaders and laypeople, hunger relief advocates, farmers, farm workers, community organizers, community gardeners, food council members, extension agents, and others to find mutually beneficial solutions to relieve hunger and strengthen just, sustainable agriculture in rural North Carolina. The 2019 conference theme is "Called to Action: Uprooting Hunger and Cultivating Justice." Participants will examine the root causes of hunger and leave energized to go back to their communities with knowledge, skills, and connections to challenge the systemic nature of hunger and build a more just...

March 12, 2019 Florence, South Carolina Clemson Extension in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education will be holding workshops across South Carolina to help you with your farm transition/succession plan. The full-day workshop offers tips on how to resolve family conflicts, explains ways to avoid unnecessary taxes, discusses how to navigate legal agreements, and tells you which professionals you need on your transfer team. ...

March 8-10, 2019 Mills River, North Carolina Organic Growers School's Spring Conference offers regionally specific workshops on organic growing and sustainable living. The event includes several full-day, pre-conference workshops, followed by classes in 18 different tracks, including beginning farmer, experienced farmer, livestock, poultry, mushrooms, pollinators, and permaculture....

March 8, 2019 Lonoke, Arkansas University of Arkansas Extension offers an opportunity to learn about production techniques, crop planning, and temperature management for high tunnels. There will be a visit to Barnhill Orchard in the afternoon. ...

March 7-9, 2019 Ruston, Louisiana Campti Field of Dreams will host Back to Your Roots: A Sustainable Agriculture Masters Series, a three-day conference with much to offer those in all phases and interests of gardening and sustainable farming. The theme of "Food Leading Change" covers topics ranging from edible landscaping, beekeeping, and pasture management, to season extension using high tunnels and other appropriate technology. A pre-conference North Louisiana Farm Tour features a diverse group of farming operations. The 2019 Masters Series will cover topics ranging from companion planting to market analysis, designing a grazing plan, and lean market gardening....

March 7 or 8, 2019 Hope or Greenbrier, Arkansas Attend the 2019 Arkansas Grazing Lands Coalition Annual Conference to learn from nationally recognized experts and fellow Arkansas producers how to enrich your soil, extend the grazing season, and feed less hay. Topics include soil health, profitability, and multi-species grazing. The same conference is held in two locations. ...

March 5, 2019 Ardmore, Oklahoma Join the Noble Research Institute's soil and crop consultants as they discuss concepts in pasture and hayfield fertilization at this free afternoon workshop. This seminar will cover the essential information you need to implement an effective nutrient-management program....

March 1-2, 2019 Lexington, Kentucky The 8th Annual OAK Conference focuses on "Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms: Reshaping Kentucky with Organics." Local and national speakers spotlight a variety of topics, including livestock and row crops, dairy, growing produce, finances, life on the farm, and adding value. The program features farm tours, short courses, more than 30 educational workshops, invited keynote speakers, a Trade Show, a festive reception and silent auction, and a special community film screening....

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. ...

February 22, 2019 Marietta, Oklahoma This one-day class from Noble Research Institute will identify selection traits and strategies that are critical for developing heifers that match your production goals and environment....

February 21, 2019 Fayetteville, Arkansas University of Arkansas Extension offers an opportunity to learn about production techniques, crop planning and temperature management for high tunnels. There will be a visit to University of Arkansas high tunnels in the afternoon. ...

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…...

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,…...

February 16, 2019 Asheville, North Carolina This entry-level, one-day workshop from Organic Growers SchoR...

February 16, 2019 Little Rock, Arkansas This meeting of the Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association features expert speakers on production, pest management, post-harvest, marketing, and food safety, as well as a tradeshow and business meeting....

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....

February 14, 2019 Hope, Arkansas University of Arkansas Extension offers this free afternoon field day at Southwest Research and Extension Center. It's an opportunity to look and learn about irrigation, pest management, and production in high tunnels....

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…...

February 12, 2019 Madill, Oklahoma At this free Noble Institute afternoon field day, see a demonstration of the different techniques used in pruning pecan trees. You will learn how to properly prune both young and producing pecan trees through in-field demonstration....

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…...

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.…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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…...

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.…...

January 21-22, 2019 Alexander, North Carolina Organic Growers School is hosting a two-day workshop on Holistic Financial Planning, based on Holistic Management, a whole farm planning and decision-making framework that helps farmers take into account…...

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…...

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…...

January 15, 16, 17, or 18, 2019 Wytheville, Blackstone, Brandy Station, or Weyers Cave, Virginia The utilization of alternative forages that fill the gaps left by tall fescue is the focus of the 2019 Winter Forage Conferences, hosted by the Virginia…...

January 12, 2019 Concord, North Carolina Organic Growers School presents Farm Dreams, an entry-level, day-long workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move forward. This is a…...

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…...

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…...