For meetings/workshops involving fruit and nut crops, see Fruit Facts newsletter
For meetings/workshops involving ornamental crops, see HortMemo meetings list
Please note: If you are unable to attend the Mountain Monday Series workshops at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, they will be available live by U-stream at:
September 17 - GAP Training, 6 to 9 p.m., Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct., Frankfort, KY. (502) 695-9035. During this Good Agricultural Practices training, you will learn the best practices that will reduce the risk of your products becoming contaminated. Upon completion of the class, participants will receive a certificate issued by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (GAP Training Certificate). The certificate is a component of the requirements to allow raw product samples at Kentucky Farmers Markets and Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Markets.
September 22-27 - Mountain Ag Week, UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, Jackson, KY. Click here for more information.
October 20-22 - Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference, Lexington. For more information, click here.
November 13-16 - 2014 Biodynamic Conference, Louisville. For information, click here.
November 18-20 - 2014 Kentucky Small, Limited Resource, Minority Farmers Conference, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Kentucky State University, and the Kentucky State University Research Farm, Frankfort. For information, call 502-597-6327, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25, 2015 - UKREC Horticulture Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton, KY 42445. Contact: Win Dunwell, 270.261.9467, email@example.com, or go to http://www2.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell
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Best Practices for Sampling
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A series of webinars presented by The Farmers Market Federation of New York, the New York Farm Viability Institute, and USDA Northeast SARE.
November 19 - How to Say What We Mean and Mean Something!
December 3 - You Are What You Look Like! Preparing the Product
December 17 - You Are What They THINK You Are! Selling the Product
Long Term Assessment:
January 8 - Keeping an Eye
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