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Organic & Hoophouse Training for NRCS

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Organic & Hoophouse Training for NRCS

Time: November 7, 2011 at 9:30am to November 8, 2011 at 3:30pm
Location: Blue Heron Learning Center
Street: 321 Bailey Lane
City/Town: Ridgeland, SC 29936
Website or Map: http://www.ssawg.org/upcoming…
Event Type: training
Organized By: HOMEGROWN.org
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2011

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Event Description

Southern SAWG in partnership with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, SARE  PDP, and South Carolina NRCS will offer a special 2 day training in Organic Horticulture and High Tunnels for NRCS, Extension, FSA, State Agriculture Department and other institutional and organizational personnel serving farmers interested in organic and high tunnel production. Farmers who themselves serve as trainers or mentors to other farmers or to technical service professionals are also invited to attend. 

The training will be led by practicioners who speak from personal experience with commercial organic and high tunnel farm enterprises. The event will include both classroom and on-farm instruction, and will include discussion of how NRCS cost share and technical assistance can be profitably applied in organic and high tunnel production operations. This training is intended to help agriculture professionals better serve farmers, especially farmers with or considering NRCS EQIP Organic Initiative or Hoophouse cost-share applications. 

Farmers, if you think this training would be helpful for service providers that you work with please share this information with them.

There is no charge for this training for qualifying agricultural professionals, butregistration is required. Lunch will be provided on both days. 

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