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Successful Small Farm Opportunities Conference

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February 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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The popular, annual Successful Small Farms Opportunities Conference will be held at Louisburg College, Louisburg on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

The opening speaker, Emily Febles, NC Industrial Hemp Commission’s Industrial Hemp Program Manager, will address The Business of Hemp: Guidelines and Opportunities.

Topics include:

  • Hands-on Shiitake Mushroom Production
  • Farmstead Commercial Kitchens
  • Sheep & Goat Production
  • Backyard Poultry Nutrition
  • Understanding Soil Health
  • What’s New in Farm Social Media
  • Nut Tree Production & Marketing
  • Hi-Tunnel Greenhouse Season Extensions
  • Brambles & Berry Production and Marketing
  • Growing Herbs/Cut Flowers for Production & Marketing

The Franklin County Beekeepers will be teaching both beginner and advanced classes in the morning and afternoon session.

A fee of $50 per participant will include a resource notebook, lunch and snack. A trade show of
area farm businesses will be present. The popular free seed exchange will also be included this year.

For more information and to register please contact Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-
3344 or email martha_mobley@ncsu.edu.

Details


Date
February 17
Time
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Website
https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Location
Seby Jones Performing Arts Center
501 N. Main St.
Louisburg, NC 27549 United States
Website
https://cals.ncsu.edu/venue/seby-jones-performing-arts-center/
Organizer
Martha Mobley
Phone
(919) 496-3344
Email
martha_mobley@ncsu.edu
Website
https://cals.ncsu.edu/organizer/martha-mobley/