North Carolina SARE
Events Calendar 2015
This calendar lists Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture (SOSA) events, and other events and happenings throughout the state and nation.
North Carolina Regional Events follow state and national events.
Registration is required for all CEFS events unless otherwise noted. For further information concerning CEFS events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-513-0954.
Sustainable agriculture events listed here and other events may be eligible for NCCES Educators travel scholarships. Contact Carol Moore for details.
February 5, 2015, 12 noon-12:45 pm
CES Lunch & Learn Webinar: Farm Smarter Not Harder
Presenter: Innovative Loacl Foods Farmer Brian Chatham
For more information:
To register: http://go.ncsu.edu/farmeridealab
February 5 & 6
Sponsored by the Abundance Foundation North Carolina
Location: Feb. 5-see website, Feb 6-Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro, NC
Feast Down East 5h Annual Regional Conference: Healthy Communities
Sponsored by Feast Down East and UNCW
For more information and to register: http://www.feastdowneast.org/
February 11 & 12
Pastured Pork Conference
Sponsored by NCCES, NCA&TSU and CEFS
To register: Register by Feb. 6, http://goo.gl/forms/gL4n1gNWSG
February 12, 8:30am to 4:15pm
5th Annual Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference: A Training Event for Commercial-Scale Growers
sponsored by CFSA
Location: Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC
For more information and to register:
February 12, 10 am to 4 pm
NCDA&CS Farmer Meeting with Harris Teeter
Sign up by Feb 2
Location: NCCES Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concor, NC
Event is free but registration is required by Feb 2: Contact Tony Haywood, NCDA&CS retail marketing specialist, at email@example.com or 919-707-3140
ASAP’s 12th Annual Business of Farming Conference
Location: UNC-Asheville, NC
ASAP’s conference features over 15 workshop (see sample topics below), NEW Friday afternoon sessions, opportunities to meet with local wholesale buyers in the popular Grower-Buyer Meeting, and one-on-one consultations with agricultural, legal, and business professionals. Enjoy networking with other farmers while learning helpful tools for building your farm business.
For more information:
February 20, 9:30 am - 3 pm
NCDA’s 5th Annual Farmers Market Managers Workshop, A Successful Season – Building a Stronger Farmers Market
Location: Guilford County Extension Center, Greensboro, NC
Registration: Register by Feb 11
For more information contact:
February 25, 8:30 am-5pm
Aquaponics Short Course
Sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Eco-systems
Location: Doubletree by Hilton, Lawson Room, 100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
For more information and to register:
Dig In to an Edible Wake County—Urban Ag and Community Gardens!
Noted author, strategist and consultant Jay Walljasper will present the keynote: Growing Communities--What It Takes to Make Your Neighborhood Greener, Friendlier, Safer & More Fun. How do you make your neighborhood better? It really depends on how connected everyone is.
1st Annual NC-VA Hops Conference
Preceded by an optional Beginning Grower Session on March 13th
The conference is designed to bring together a large number
of regional hop growers and brewers to help continue to grow the
Southeastern hops industry.
Location: Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem, NC
Registration information: Register on Eventbrite at
March 27 & 28
2nd Annual Southeastern Sustainable Livestock Conference
with Temple Grandin
Location: Atlanta, GA
North Carolina Area Events
Foothills Farm School
Foothills Farm School is designed to provide training in production practices and business planning.
Where: Catawba County Extension Center
When: Classes are on the first Tuesday of the month beginning on January from 6 to 9 pm.
Farm field days are typically on the second Thursday of the month from 9 am to 3 pm.
Registration deadline is Friday, December 5
Costs: 1 person, $250; 2 people from the same farm, $400.
For more information, go to http://gaston.ces.ncsu.edu or call 704-922-2112.
New River Area
February 2, 1:30 pm- 7 pm
Field Trip to The Market Gardener author workshop at Living Web Farms
Six Figure Farming on Small Plots with Jean-Martin Fortier
For more information and to register contact:
Living Web Farms at 828-891-4497 or http://www.livingwebfarms.org/
Location: 176 Kimzey Rd. Mills River NC 28759
Van departs from Watauga Extension at 11:00 AMon 2/2/15.To reserve a seat in the Extension van leaving from Boone, contact Richard Boylan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Watauga Extension office at 828-264-3061
January 12-March 9, Monday evenings from 7:00-9:30 pm
Chatham County 8 Week Beekeeping School
For course content and to register see http://go.ncsu.edu/2015-bee-school.
To register: send in payment with registration form. Deadline for registration is December 3
Cost: $90 for members of the Chatham County Beekeepers Association and $95 for non-members.
Location: Agricultural Building Auditorium in Pittsboro.
For more information: Email email@example.com or call 919-542-8202
February 21, 10 am-noon
Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration
Demonstration is free and appropriate to growers and the general public.
Location: Howard's Farm, near Pittsboro
To RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, “pruning demo” in the subject line.
For moore information: Email email@example.com or call 919-542-8202
Thursday, February 5, 9:30am-4pm
Sponsored by theNorth Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science. The target audience for this workshop is producers who raise chickens, turkeys, and ducks.
Location: McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, Sanford, NC
Pre-registration is required by February 3. The registration fee is $10.00, payable at the door. Please call 919-775-5624 to register.
For more information: http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/01/small-flock-workshop-february-5/
ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training
April 13-15, 2015, 1-5 p.m.
Exam: April 20, 2015, 1-5 p.m.
The registration fee of $125 (check or money order ONLY, made payable to Robeson County Cooperative Extension) may be mailed to Cooperative Extension, P. O. Box 2280, Lumberton, N.C. 28359 or delivered to Denese Prevatte at the Extension Center. The fee covers the 6th edition textbook (with 2013 FDA food code), test answer sheet, handouts, and refreshments.
Location: O. P. Owens Agriculture Center, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton
For more information: Contact Janice Fields, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, at Cooperative Extension, 910-671-3276, or Cindy Council at Environmental Health, 910-272-6567.
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1149 Dogwood St
Burlilnton, NC 27217
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