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Description:

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.

Jan 31 Thu

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258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA 258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA Madison County Center 2 days away
Description:

Bring a dish and share in the bounty of your harvest. Wild game, fish, and vegetables are all welcome. Deserts will not be refused!
A short update on happenings around wildlife will take place.

Jan 24 Thu
258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA 258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753, USA Madison County Center 6 days away
Description:

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.

Jan 28 Mon
1 week away
Description:

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 elizabeth_ayers@ncsu.edu
www.eventbrite.com/e/industrial-hemp-information-meeting-tickets-54720882633

Feb 1 Fri
Watauga Agricultural Center Watauga Agricultural Center Madison County Center 2 weeks away
Description: Held on February 9th at the Watauga Agricultural Center from 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Scaling Up will increase producers’ capacity and 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 recordkeeping and business planning.

Featuring: 
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


See the Full Program


Cost — $25-35 (sliding scale)


To Register Click Here
Feb 9 Sat
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA Madison County Center 3 weeks away
Description: FEB. 12 – 14, 2019 

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 

http://www.ippexpo.org/edu_prgms/



Read more at: https://madison.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/12/ippe-educational-production-and-processing-expo/
Feb 12 Tue
NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA NCDA&CS Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA Madison County Center 3 weeks away
Description:
  • 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.

https://forages.ces.ncsu.edu/2019/01/training-in-forages-for-producers-and-land-managers-afternoon-session-13-feb-2019/
Feb 13 Wed