Snow induced rescheduling for farmers market managers workshop
An annual N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ (NCDA&CS) workshop for farmers market managers, originally scheduled Feb. 20, has been rescheduled for Friday, March 27. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Center. The registration fee is $20, and the new registration deadline is Monday, March 16. Among the major topics on the program this year are grant opportunities and fund raising, and general and product liability laws with implications for farmers and farmers markets.
The NCDA&CS also has a two-hour workshop for farmers that introduces futures and option trading, crop yield and crop revenue insurance, energy derivatives and other strategies for spreading out the financial risks of farm enterprises that is being offered at several dates and locations across the state. All workshops will run from 10 a.m. to noon. The final two offerings will be:
• March 12 at the Union County Extension Center in Monroe
• March 13 at the Carolina Farm Credit Administrative Office in Statesville