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July 2016

July 14, 2016 - UGA Organic Twilight Tour - FREE
Watkinsville, GA 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host the fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m at the Durham Horticulture Farm at 1221 Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville, Georgia.

The open house is a chance for farmers and gardeners to learn about some of the newest research being conducted on the 90-acre farm, where the college’s organic research plots are located. Researchers and students will give talks and describe demonstration plots where the latest organic cultivation practices are tested. This open house is free and no registration is Kate N- mineralizationrequired. For more information, check the UGA Sustainable Agriculture website at SustainAgGA.org or email sustainag@uga.edu.

Location:
Durham Horticulture Farm
1221 Hog Mountain Road
Watkinsville, Georgia

Contact Information:
UGA Sustainable Agriculture website
sustainag@uga.edu

 

August 2016

August 5, 2016 - AGAware Small Farm Business Training - FREE
Sylvania, GA 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

AGAware is a premier training program created to promote and educate the next generation of beginning, and small farmers. The educational workshop covers:

- balance sheets
- income statements
- personal finance
- building a budget... and more.

A free lunch will be provided. Space is limited so register today to ensure your spot in the workshop! Please register by July 1, 2016 at AgSouthFC.com

This workshop will be accepted as Part 1 of the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program. AGAware participants are eligible to enroll in Part 2 of the program. Call for more information on the Journeyman Program.

Location:
Screven County Agriculture Center
321 Rocky Ford Road
Sylvania, GA

Registration is FREE.

Contact:
AgSouthFC.com

August 16, 18, 23, 25th - Small Farm Business Development Training
Dougherty County Extension 9 a.m. - noon

Small Farm Business Planning is four 2-hour sessions developed in partnership with the UGA Small Business Development Center, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and Georgia Organics. 

The topics covered in the sessions:

  • Lessons from Small Farm Success
  • Considerations Before Starting
  • Market Feasibility
  • Financial Feasibility
  • Financial Record-Keeping
  • The Business Plan
  • Developing Financial Projections
  • The Farmers’ Perspective
  • Selling Your Product – The 4 Ps of Your Marketing Mix
  • Licensing, Regulations, Certifications
  • Risk Management

Successful participants will have the foundation to prepare their own farm business plan. Once the farmer has successfully completed the training, they will be eligible to enroll in either the Small Fruit & Vegetable Production or the Small Ruminant Production training. 

Registration is $25.

Location:
Dougherty County Extension

Contact:
James Morgan morganjl@uga.edu

August 19, 2016 - AGAware Small Farm Business Training - FREE
Carrollton, GA 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

AGAware is a premier training program created to promote and educate the next generation of beginning, and small farmers. The educational workshop covers:ag aware carrol county 2016

- balance sheets
- income statements
- personal finance
- building a budget... and more.

Space is limited so register today to ensure your spot in the workshop! Please register by August 12, 2016.

This workshop will be accepted as Part 1 of the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program. AGAware participants are eligible to enroll in Part 2 of the program. Call for more information on the Journeyman Program.

Location:
Carroll County Extension Office
900 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117

Registration is FREE.

Contact:
(770) 836-8546
uge2045@uga.edu

 

September 2016

September 20-22, 2016 - National Small Farm Conference 'Creating and Sustaining Small Farmers and Ranchers'
Virginia Beach, VA

This conference is an exciting opportunity to learn and network with local and national experts in agriculture and farming practices. This 7th annual conference will also serve as a forum to discuss the results of research geared toward addressing challenges facing small farmers and ranchers.

- Strategies for enhanced farm income and improved quality of life
- Success stories from small farm activities
- Innovative ideas in research, extension and outreach

Registration is now OPEN! National Small Farm Conference
For more information check out the website, email NSFC2016@vsu.edu, or call (804) 524-5626.

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