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White Labs Kitchen & Tap, 172 S Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA White Labs Kitchen & Tap, 172 S Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center 5 months ago
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Description:

This presentation is being hosted by the Asheville Science Tavern, a meet up for people interested in science. Their mission is to humanize science and scientists - sharing the work of science in a way that is warm, engaging, often funny, inspiring, even beautiful. It's free to join the group, and their events are free except where there is a fee charged by one of our partners. They often pass the Erlenmeyer flask to collect a few bucks to offset our expenses, but it's optional to chip in. For more information about the group and the presentation on April 14, go to: www.meetup.com/Asheville-Science-Tavern/

About the presentation:
Many farmers are interested in trying new crops, but that can be a risky and expensive endeavor. That’s where NCSU researcher and extension specialist, Jeanine Davis steps in. In this presentation she will tell us about her research on new and emerging crops focusing on industrial hemp, truffles, and hops. Learn how new crops are developed, what the field studies look like, and how growers and industry reps become engaged in these efforts. To learn a little about her program beforehand, check out her website at ncherb.org.

We will mingle at WCQS studios from 6 - 6:30pm. The presentation begins at 6:30, followed by discussion and mingling. BYOB and bring any finger food nibbles you want to share.

May 13 Sun

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Description: Please join us in this sliding-scale workshop on Finding Farmland: Affordable Approaches to Land Access with The National Young Farmers Coalition, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Organic Growers School and NC State Extension FarmLink.


Accessing land is one of the most complex financial decisions that you will make as a farmer. This workshop designed to prepare early career farmers to approach land access with confidence.


When: Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 10AM-6PM

Where: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Cost: The training is offered at a sliding scale registration rate, from $0-$20. We will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


You will learn about:

Searching for farmland in Western North Carolina and the greater region

Finding help to evaluate farm properties

The financing process for different methods of accessing land

Working with a land trust

Financial planning using NYFC’s Finding Farmland Calculator

Case studies of other farmers’ paths to land access

***Follow THIS LINK to register***
Nov 1 Thu
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703, USA Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703, USA Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center 2 weeks away
Description:

Annual Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Conference. carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/

Nov 9 Fri
4 months away
Description: Watch the NC Tomato Growers Association website for more information: https://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/
Feb 20 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center 4 months away
Description: Event Date: February 20th and 21st, 2019
Time: 9:30 am Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7th. Registration at the door is $50

Registration required: To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/

Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, ellen_moss@yahoo.com.

Please include our event in the calendar of your organization

Description: This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. The program will include presentations on many different topics to help vegetable growers. The final program will be completed in December 2018. Topics will include such things as Management of Foliar Diseases of Tomato, Using Chemigation to Manage Phytophthora Blight, Breeding for Late Blight Resistance and Tolerance to Bacterial Spot and Verticillium Wilt, Evaluation of Tomato Lines for Late Blight Resistance, Flavonoids in Tomato, Evaluation of Insecticides for Key Pests of Fruiting Vegetable Crops, Native Natural Enemies on Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Growing Industrial Hemp for Cannabinoids in Western North Carolina, to name a few. There will be a sponsored lunch and awards program at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be offered.
Feb 20 2019
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center 5 months away
Description: Mark your calendars now for the fourth South Atlantic Hops Conference in beautiful Asheville, NC. Educational sessions will take place all day on Saturday and the first half of Sunday. That will give you plenty of time on Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in "Asheville Style"! Here is the link to the Eventbrite page with the programming and registration information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-46380826300
Mar 16 2019