Events sponsored by individual Soil & Water Conservation Districts are found by looking at the District listings on the GSWCC Region pages at http://gaswcc.georgia.gov/soil-water-conservation-districts.
September 17 - Duluth, Ga. - This conference will highlight urban organic farming, seasonal high tunnels/mirco irrigation, farmer markets, farm to school, community supported agriculture(CSA), how to start a farm, equine management/rotational grazing, food saftey and how to grow International/ethnic foods. Conference participants will attend sessions on how to become eligible and apply for USDA Farm Bill Programs, developing a farm business plan, soil and plant resources, developing a successful conservation plan, risk management, best management practicies and engineering design for your farm.
Sponsored by Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, the conference gives farmers and companies an opportunity to meet international trade representatives and learn more about exporting Georgia products. Included are educational forums, workshops, and exhibits that focus on producing, processing and packaging agricultural products for export. More information and registration is available by emailing Curtis Woody, calling 912-478-8678 or going to www.iace.us.com .