Military Veterans and Beginning Farmer
This series targets beginning and small farmers to teach relevant skills, encouraging peer to peer learning, and offering mentorship with experienced growers. Beginning Military Veteran Farmers are especially encouraged to attend these events.
Free classes, Tuesdays at 6 pm at the Agriplex (exceptions listed below).
Registration required. Light dinner provided with pre-registration.
To register contact Tony Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 205-568-0005.
Is there free money to farm?
Financial opportunities uncovered. Explore financial resources for Beginning and Veteran Farmers with representatives from agricultural agencies on hand to talk about opportunities available.
So you want to keep bees for fun and profit?
This introduction to beekeeping will feature Extension and experienced local beekeepers with a panel discussion and exhibits
Do you want to sell your farm, garden or kitchen products to the public?
Experienced farmers and marketers will talk about tips and tricks to get the most out of what you grow and make in your kitchen
Getting started with meat goats @ 4pm
A Triple J Farms will host the workshop where you can learn the basics of meat goat production, market opportunities, and visit with experienced producers.
Improving your bottom line: niche crops and value-added products
Extension specialist and Sweet Grown Alabama representative discuss niche fruits, vegetables and value-added products you might consider adding to your offerings
Are pumpkins and gourds difficult to grow?
Retired Auburn University Researcher Arnold Caylor will talk about how to grow decorative and edible pumpkins, gourds and squash
Managing your soils to increase returns
Extension agents will talk about managing soils on small-scale farms and in high tunnels through soil solarization, compost, cover crops and more
Farming for profit & agritourism
Learn if your farm is a business or a hobby and steps to move into agritourism from Extension, and a panel discussion with local farmers experienced with agritourism
Animal first aid on the farm @ 4pm
Snead Farmhouse will host this workshop with Dr. Jarrod Harney, Harney Veterinarian Services, showing basic first aid and maintenance that farmers can use to treat their animals
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