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Richmond County Center Office Closed Thu Nov 27, 2014 — 3 days away
Richmond County Center Office Closed Fri Nov 28, 2014 — 4 days away
Local Food Union County - Fresh Produce Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Series Mon Dec 1, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Union County Center, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112
— 1 week away

Two-part Workshop: GAPs Workshop Series (Union Co)
Dec 1, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dec 8, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Register today! Registration closes Nov. 26
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/two-part-workshop-gaps-workshop-series-union-co/

This two-part Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshop series will address how farmers of all sizes can achieve USDA GAPs certification, deliver information on principles of fresh produce safety and on-farm hazard assessment, as well as provide assistance with creating a fresh produce farm safety plan. Lunch is included with both workshops.

Part 1
Navigating the USDA GAP Audit
Date: December 1
Location: 3230-D Presson Road Monroe, NC 28112
Cost: $10

The first workshop, Navigating the USDA GAP Audit, will be based on newly developed components focused on navigating a GAPs audit. This workshop will combine classroom and on-farm instruction to provide producers with the tools needed to identify potential food safety concerns as well as strategies to minimize contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance that fulfills a portion of the eligibility requirements to receive up to $600 in GAPs Cost Share assistance from CFSA.

Portions of the first workshop will take place outside, rain or shine. We will carpool from the Extension office. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a water bottle and appropriate weather gear.

Part 2
Fresh Produce Safety Program and Plan Development
Date: December 8
Location: 3230-D Presson Road Monroe, NC 28112
Cost: $10
***Laptop required for this section. Please notify Trish Tripp if you do NOT have a laptop.

The second workshop, Fresh Produce Safety Program and Plan Development, conducted in a computer lab, will provide direct assistance to producers in completing a fresh produce safety plan. Attendees will leave this session with a well-developed working draft of their specific food safety plan, which becomes the framework for an audit, and can be used to demonstrate individual farm risk-reduction steps. Completion of the first workshop is a prerequisite and basic computer knowledge is required in order to receive the maximum benefit from this session.

Note: You must register for Part 1 to attend Part 2.

Questions? Contact Trish Tripp – trish@carolinafarmstewards.org or 919-542-2402

Register online - Registration closes Nov. 26
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/two-part-workshop-gaps-workshop-series-union-co/

Richmond County Center Adult Meat Goat Club Mon Dec 1, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379, USA
— 1 week away
Richmond County Center Beekeeper's Annual Christmas Party Tue Dec 2, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM — 1 week away
Richmond County Center Sewing Club Thu Dec 4, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM — 2 weeks away
on 2 calendars GROW workshop (Whitakers) Sat Dec 6, 2014 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Whitakers, NC, USA
— 2 weeks away

Details here
http://www.nccgp.org/about/project_program_detail/grow-workshops

Community Development Deadline for NC AgVentures Grant Applications Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM — 3 weeks away
Richmond County Center Office Closed Wed Dec 24, 2014 — 4 weeks away
Richmond County Center Office Closed Thu Dec 25, 2014 — 1 month away
Richmond County Center Office Closed Fri Dec 26, 2014 — 1 month away
Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Thu Jan 8- Mon Jan 12, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Savannah, GA, USA
— 1 month away

Educational sessions on blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and muscadines will be held at this meeting. Other fruit and vegetable sessions are also scheduled, so it is a great place to learn about multiple crops.

Program schedule and registration information can be found at:

http://www.seregionalconference.com/schedule/

Growing Small Farms Chatham County Beekeeping School Mon Jan 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM -Mon Mar 9, 2015 @ 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Pittsboro, NC
— 2 months away

Chatham County Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers' Association team up to conduct our popular 8-week Beekeeping School that runs on Monday nights from January 12 through March 9. Full details can be found at http://go.ncsu.edu/2015-bee-school

Growing Small Farms Southern SAWG Sustainable Ag Conference Wed Jan 14- Sun Jan 18, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Mobile, AL
— 2 months away

Southern SAWG's Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms conference draws over 1,000 farmers and local food advocates from across the nation. The conference features outstanding "field-tested" presenters and a full slate of hot-topic conference sessions, pre-conference courses and field trips. Full details on the Southern SAWG website at http://www.ssawg.org/january-2015-conference/

Peach Growers Information NC Peach Growers' Society Annual Meeting Tue Jan 27, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Moore County Agricultural Center
— 2 months away

The NC Peach Growers' Society's annual meeting features valuable production and marketing information for peach growers of all sizes and experience. Whether you have a small orchard or many acres of peach trees, this meeting will provide information to improve your production practices and your bottom line.

In the works is a pre-conference, in-the-orchard workshop to be held at the Sandhills Research Station on the Monday before the annual meeting.

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal North American Raspberry and Blackberry Annual Meeting Tue Feb 24- Sat Feb 28, 2015 (All Day Event) — 3 months away
Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Pre-Confernece Tour Thu Jun 18- Sun Jun 21, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Charlotte NC
— 7 months away

The International Rubus and Ribes Symposium occurs once every 4 years. This is a meeting of scientists and industry people that work with Rubus and Ribes crops. There will be a preconference tour in the Charlotte, NC area and the official symposium will be in Asheville, NC. The last time it was in the US was 1980, 35 years ago. For more information check out the website: http://www.rubusribes2015.com/

Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium Sun Jun 21- Thu Jun 25, 2015 (All Day Event) Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Asheville NC
— 7 months away

The 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium, open to those involved in all aspects of production, research, education, and extension on caneberries, currants, and gooseberries, meeting June 21-25, 2015 in Asheville, NC.