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'Planning for Success'
Workshops for Vegetable Producers
With support from the Southern Extension Risk Management Center and Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, NCAT and Heifer International are offering a double-header of workshops for vegetable producers. These events will help you hone your production and business management skills to improve your operation’s efficiency and profitability.
Day 1 — Planning for Success: Sustainable Vegetable Production
Day one will include a discussion of financial management, marketing strategies, produce safety, and digital tools for the savvy grower, in addition to a tour of the Heifer Ranch CSA to learn about organic production techniques and protected culture.
Day 2 — Planning for Success: Small-scale Equipment and Scaling-up Production
On day two we will dive into scale-appropriate tools and equipment for vegetable production efficiency, covering everything from hand tools to tractors and implements.
Both workshops will include sessions led by NCAT agriculture specialists and seasoned farmers. These will be intermediate-level workshops geared towards vegetable growers with some experience, but all are welcome.
Location, Times, and Cost
The workshops will be held Wednesday, May 10, and Thursday, May 11, 2017. Both events will last from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will take place at Heifer Ranch, 55 Heifer Road, Perryville, AR 72126.
The workshops are free and lunch will be provided. Participants are welcome to attend either day or both days. Space is limited, however. Register at www.ncat.org/events
Scholarships are available to cover lodging and meals for those staying the night on May 10 in order to attend both workshops. For more information, contact Margo Hale at 479-442-9824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1976, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has been helping people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural resources. In partnership with businesses, organizations, individuals and agricultural producers, NCAT is working to advance solutions that will ensure the next generation inherits a world that has clean air and water, energy production that is efficient and renewable, and healthy foods grown with sustainable practices. More information about its programs and services is available at www.ncat.org or by calling 1-800-ASK-NCAT.