Small farmers will have two opportunities to learn about new production practices and technologies, with Virtual Regional Small Farmer Production Workshops. The workshops will begin at 9:30 a.m. each day and end around 3 p.m. Extension Specialists from N.C. A&T State University and N.C. Cooperaitve Extension staff will conduct the workshops. Growers will have an opportunity to learn a number of production innovations and alternative systems. Topics on February 22 will include High Tunnel Production 101, Sanitation Best Practices to Prevent Contamination, Keeping Your Farm Profitable and Safe During Covid in 2021, and Ergonomics in High Tunnels. On February 26, topics will include High Tunnel Production 102, Ginger Production Research Updates, The Benefits of Pollinators on the Farm, and Hemp Production and Regulations. Farmers will have the opportunity to register for one or both workshops.
To register for the February 22 workshop, go to http://bit.ly/3o4EGZh. To register for the February 26 workshop, go to http://bit.ly/395wYK9. The registration deadline for both workshops is February 15.
For more information or to register for the workshops, please contact Nelson Brownlee, Extension Area Small Farms Agent, at 910-671-3276, or by email at Nelson_Brownlee@ncsu.edu.
For accommodation requests related to a disability, call the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Robeson County office at 910-671-3276 no later than 10 days prior to the event.