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Description:

On May 20th, a Forest Farmer Field Day will be held inDuffield, VA. It will start with a tour of the Appalachian Harvest herb hub anda discussion on the economics of cultivating forest-grown medicinal herbs.After a catered lunch, attendees will tour forest farmer Ryan Huish’s farm,learning about his plans for cultivating forest herbs, along with plantidentification and information on site selection and more. The tour willinclude a mildly strenuous hike through diverse forest ecosystems.

The day before (May 19), the Forest Farming Grower-IndustryExpo and Training Event in Kingsport, TN will bring together herb companies,apothecaries, and herbal product makers with experienced and aspiring forest farmersfor a day of networking and learning. Panel discussions with forest farmers andbuyers will share valuable experiences and advice, and technical trainingsessions will be offered for all skill and experience levels. Topics willinclude herb cultivation and propagation techniques, plant conservation, certification,value-added production and more. Vendors are encouraged to attend, with alimited number of tables available at no charge.

Registration will open in February atwww.regonline.com/asd-2018. Participants can choose to attend either or bothdays. These events are sponsored by Appalachian Sustainable Development andpartners in the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition; additional sponsorshipsare welcome. NC State University is a partner on this project.

May 20 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
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Mar 16 2019