Dig These Mini Courses
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
If you want to boost your knowledge in a specific topic of interest, our mini courses are for you. These ½ day courses give participants an opportunity to spend an afternoon learning what the experts know and how they do it. You'll leave ready to go home and make improvements on your farm right away. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as space is limited. Please note that these Mini Courses are being offered at the same time as the Field Trips.
• Mini Course #1 Lambs to Market: Raising Sheep for Meat and Profit with instructors An Peischel, Tennessee State University (TN) and Mac Stone, Kentucky State Univ. and Elmwood Stock Farm (KY).
• Mini Course #2 A Cut Above: Fresh Ideas for Growing and Marketing Cut Flowers with instructors Mark Cain, Dripping Springs Garden (AR) and Karen "Mimo" Davis, Urban Buds and Lincoln University (MO).
• Mini Course #3 Bug-Tusslin' with Dr. McBug: Sustainable Pest Management for Your Vegetable Crops with instructors Richard McDonald, Symbiont Biological Pest Management (NC) and Patryk Battle, Living Web Farms (NC).
• Mini Course #4 Regional Food Hubs: Moving From Ideas to Action with instructors Jeff Farbman, Wallace Center (VA); Alan Moore, Local Food Hub (VA); and Sean Siple, Good Food For Good People (TN).
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