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West Georgia Small Farm Conference

February 26 @ 8:30 am - February 27 @ 3:00 pm

Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D, Carroll County Young Farmers, and UGA Cooperative Extension of Carroll and Haralson counties will present a two-day conference for small farmers at West Georgia Technical College on February 26-27.

Registration is free for the first 120 registrants. Deadline for registration is February 17, 2020.

To register or request additional information, call UGA Extension Carroll County at 770-836-8546.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Day 1

  • 8:30 am-10:00 pm — Registration

  • 10:00 am Welcome — Paula Burke, UGA Extension; Ryan Ayers, Carroll County Young Farmers; Frank Riley, Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D

  • 10:30 am-11:15 am — General Session —Program on Soil, Stewart Proctor, NRCS

  • 11:30 am — Lunch — Updates from FSA, NRCS, UGA Extension

  • 1:00 pm-2:15 pm — Breakout Session

1. Honeybees and Pollinators – Jennifer Berry, UGA Honey Lab

2. Small Ruminant Production – Dr. Nicky Whitley, Ft Valley State University

3. Vegetable Crop Scheduling – Bryan Hager, Crager-Hager Farm

  • 2:15 pm-2:30 pm — Break

  • 2:30 pm-3:45 pm — Breakout Session (repeated)

1. Honeybees and Pollinators – Jennifer Berry, UGA Honey Lab

2. Small Ruminant Production – Dr. Nicky Whitley, Ft Valley State University

3. Vegetable Crop Scheduling – Bryan Hager, Crager-Hager Farm

  • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm — Check in to hotels

  • 5:30 pm-7:00 pm — Supper and Keynote Speaker — Todd Anduze, Small Business Development Center

Day 2

  • 7:30-8:30 am — Breakfast @ Murphy Conference Center

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am — General Session: Marketing Your Farm Business — Todd Anduze, Small Business Development Center

  • 10:00 am-11:15 am — Breakout Sessions

1. Vegetable Pests – Bob Westerfield, UGA

2. Nuisance Animals – Mike Mengek, UGA

3. Irrigation – Gary Hawkins, UGA

  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm — Lunch

  • 1:00 pm — Leave for Farm Tours

1. Fruit Tree and Vegetable Farm – Brian Heatherington

2. Wine Grapes – Trillium Vineyards – Bruce Cross

3. Pasture/Grazing – White Hawk Ranch

  • 3:00 pm — Return from Farm Tours

Details

Start:
February 26 @ 8:30 am
End:
February 27 @ 3:00 pm