Small Farms Resources at NC A&T State University

Organic grow-how to sprout in Rocky Mount

soil iconThe Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s (CFSA) annual Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference, "A Training Event for Commercial-Scale Growers," will be Thursday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount.

This year’s workshop agenda includes sessions devoted to crop insurance for organic and specialty crops, field crop varieties specifically for organic standards, extending the shelf life of fresh vegetables, direct marketing for pork producers, creative crop rotations, enterprise budgeting, organic grain production and microbial soil vigor for higher yields.

The registration deadline is Feb. 9, and the registration fees are $50 for members of the CFSA and $60 for non-members.

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