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May 2015

May 20, 2015 - FREE Spring Workshop for Small, Beginning, and Limited Resource Farmers
8:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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Team Agriculture Georgia (TAG) in partnership with South Georgia Seeds of Prosperity is hosting a free one-day workshop for Small, Beginning, and Limited Resource farmers.

Potential Program Topics include:

  • Farm Marketing
  • Financing Small Farms - AGAware
  • USDA Program Update
  • Soil Health
  • Farm to Table
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Rainfall Simulator
  • Organic Certification

Location:

Cunningham Conference Center
Columbus State University
3100 Gentian Blvd
Columbus, Georgia 31907

Detailed flyer can be found here.

Pre-registration is required and is free. It includes all workshop materials and lunch. Please sign-up by May 14th, 2015. On-line registration is at:
www.teamaggeorgia.wordpress.com or www.teamaggeorgia.com.

 

May 20, 2015 - FREE Gardening Workshop Series - All compostingAbout Composting
Wed.
6-7:30 p.m.

Composting expert Michael McLane will discuss composting basics, various methods and answer questions. Topics will include how compost works, composting methods suited for the backyard or the apartment, proper equipment, uses of compost, troubleshooting problems and more. Beginner and experienced composters are welcome!

Location:
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

To Register: Conact ACC Extension at #(706)-613-3640 or atedrow@uga.edu. Detailed flyer can be found here.

 

May 28, 2015, Small Ruminant Reproduction Workshop
Time:
5:30-8:00 p.m.

Location:
Banks County Adult Education Center
127 Hudson Valley Dr. Homer, GA 30547

Presentation, discussion, and demonstration focused on using laparoscopic AI and other advanced reproductive technologies in small ruminant programs.

Pre-registration is required and free. Detailed flyer and registration options can be found here. Workshop is sponsored by Dr. Bickett and Dr. Anton.

June 2015

June 11, 2015 Lola's Organic Farm Field DaySunflower
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lola’s Organic Farm, a USDA Certified Organic family farm in Glenwood, GA, will hold a Field Day on June 11. The FREE event is for beginning farmers and ranchers interested in sustainable ag practices, and those interested in transitioning to organic production. A summary of Lola’s Organic Farm Southern SARE-funded Producer Grant will be included.

Location:
297 Ochwalkee Road
Glenwood, GA

Speakers include Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological Farming; Gerald Larson, retired, Fort Valley State University; Karen Smith, Longwood Plantation; Southern SARE; Georgia Organics; Florida Organic Growers; Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

For more information or to register, contact: Lolasorganics@gmail.com or call (850) 879-6895.

Detailed flyer can be found here.

June 17, 2015 - FREE Gardening Workshop Series - Gardening with Native Plants
Wed.
6-7:30 p.m.

Location:
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

To Register: Conact ACC Extension at #(706)-613-3640 or atedrow@uga.edu. Detailed flyer can be found here.

July 2015

July 15, 2015 - Free Gardening Workshop Series - Shade Gardening
Wed. 6-7:30 p.m.

Location:
Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

To Register: Conact ACC Extension at #(706)-613-3640 or atedrow@uga.edu. Detailed flyer can be found here.

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