The Agritourism Short Course is a partnership with AB Technical College to offer a series of educational sessions for farmers who are already involved in Agritourism or who want to start an Agritourism business.
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Dairy Cow Share Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison County Extension Office
The new farm bill has passed a Dairy Cow Share law. This allows dairy producers of any species to sell shares of their animals to consumers. In exchange the share holder has access to that animal's pasteurized or unpasteurized products (ex. milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.).
If this new program interests you please attend the meeting.
NC Cooperative Extension Agents and Specialist along with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services personnel will cover licencing information, compliance, THC-testing, and research updates. A panel of licensed growers will answer questions about their experience in the Industrial Hemp Program following the presentations.
For more information please contact Elizabeth Ayers at 828-649-2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions will focus on building collaborations across the food chain, food quality and food safety, marketing local food, and recordkeeping and business planning.
Keynote: Determining Market Channels w/ Matt LeRoux (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
Locally-sourced Lunch and Resource Fair
Breakout Sessions on Pricing Meat Products, Building Efficiency, Quality, & Resiliency in Vegetable Production, and Untangling Food Safety Regulations and Best Practices for Commercial Kitchens
Roundtable on the National Food Hub Landscape
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Cost — $25-35 (sliding scale)
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SHOW TIMES Tues., 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Wed., 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Thur., 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Georgia World Congress Center 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, Georgia USA
Read more at: https://madison.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/12/ippe-educational-production-and-processing-expo/
- 2:00 pm Registration and visit with sponsors.
- 2:15 pm Welcome and Remarks
- 2:20 pm Visit to forage variety and research plots
- 3:00 pm Update on forage variety plots (productivity and weed infestation) for tall fescue an orchardgrass, and ryegrass, alfalfa, and alfalfa-grass mixtures plots – Miguel S. Castillo, NCSU
- 3:20 pm Matching forage nutritive value of cool-season forages with livestock (beef, dairy, horses, andsmall ruminants) needs – Deidre Harmon, NCSU
- 3:40 pm Biology and ecology of cool-season weeds that compete during establishment and maintenance of cool-season annual and perennial forages – Ramon Leon, NCSU
- 4:20 pm Break and visit with sponsors
- 4:40 pm Herbicide options to control weed competition during establishment and maintenance of cool season annual and perennial forages – Fred Yelverton, NCSU
- 5:20 pm Closing remarks
Instructors: Miguel Castillo (Forage and Grassland Management, NCSU)
Deidre Harmon (Extension Livestock Specialist, NCSU)
Ramon Leon (Weed Biology and Ecology, NCSU)
Fred Yelverton (Turf and Forage Weed Management, NCSU)
For details, contact Extension Offices: Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Davidson, Iredell, Rowan, and Wilkes.
REGISTRATION FOR ON-SITE AND ON-LINE ATTENDANCE REQUIRED (Free). Limited to 50 participants.