Annual organic gathering set for mid-February in Rocky Mount
The 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. The conference is coordinated this year by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA).
This year’s workshop lineup includes sessions devoted to crop insurance for organic and specialty crops, field crop varieties specifically for organic standards, organic broccoli, 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.