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Successful Small
Farms Opportunities Conference -February 28, 2015

Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference: Saturday, February 28th (PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO SEE 2015 BROCHURE FOR CONFERENCE) SSFOC2015Brochure There are many opportunities in North Carolina for the small farmer.  To explore several options, a regional conference will be held on Saturday, February 28th entitled “Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference.” The Conference will be held at the Vance-Granville Community College Multi-purpose Building in Louisburg. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Participants will be able to attend a variety of workshops to learn the latest farming information from successful producers and educators in North Carolina. The topics will include: Pastured Pork Production & Marketing, Shiitake Mushroom Production & Marketing (hands-on), Social Media on Your Farm, Permaculture, Hi-Tunnels: Pros & Cons, Small-scale Beef Production & Marketing, Poultry Production & Marketing, Raising Capital to Start a New Farm Venture, Solar Energy on a Farm, and Successful Business Planning for Farms. Speakers will outline North Carolina’s legislative update on small farm issues along with a panel discussion on the Future of Small Farming in NC during lunch. Various trade show vendors will discuss grant and farm loan opportunities, equipment display, animal welfare programs, as well as agricultural commodity groups represented. All participants will receive a resource notebook that will contain information presented throughout the day.  Registration is only $20 per person and includes a resource notebook, refreshments, and lunch (only $10 for additional attendees from the same farm/family on or before February 23rd. After the 23rd including at the door on February 28th, registration will be an additional $10 per person. A Conference brochure along with registration form can be downloaded at http://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu or www.franklincountyfarmfresh.com or call Martha Mobley, Agriculture Agent, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344 for more information. The Conference is limited to the first 75 participants to register. Sponsors of the Conference are the NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center, and the Franklin County Farm Bureau.

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
February 12-14 The N. C. Cattlemen's Association's Annual Conference and the N. C. Dairy Annual ConferenceThu Feb 12 - Sat Feb 14, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Avenue Drive Southeast, Hickory, NC 28602, United States
— 2 weeks away
CFSA Grain and Livestock Organic ConferenceThu Feb 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Nash Community College, 522 North Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, United States
— 2 weeks away
Regional Equine Mini-Series/ Annex -MarthaThu Feb 19, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Project Learning Tree Middle/High School Workshop: Forests of the WorldSat Feb 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States
— 3 weeks away
Franklin County's EIA ClinicSat Feb 21, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Franklin County Farmers Market Shelter, Shannon Village , Bickett Blvd. Louisburg,NC
— 3 weeks away
Successful Small Farms Opportunities ConferenceFri Feb 27, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Vance-Granville Community College - Franklin Campus, 8100 North Carolina 56, Louisburg, NC 27549, United States
— 4 weeks away
Register Forester Exam Prep SessionWed Mar 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NCSU Campus, Raleigh, NC
— 1 month away
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