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133 Livingston St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA 133 Livingston St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA Buncombe County Center 10 hours ago
Description: Think you might want to start a small farm, or know someone who is debating this endeavor? If you're in the exploratory stages of starting your own farm, this entry-level workshop is designed just for you. You will receive practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move forward.

Learn about sustainable farming careers in Western North Carolina; how to assess your resources, skills and farming intentions; develop an educational plan toward farming; connect with support networks; prioritize your next steps toward your farming goals; and hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in WNC.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center, 133 Livingston St.
Asheville, NC 28801

Cost: $55, $35 for CRAFT members

To register: https://organicgrowersschool.org/farmers/farm-dreams/
Feb 16 Sat
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Buncombe County Center 4 days away
Description: Event Date: February 20th and 21st, 2019
Time: 9:30 am Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7th. Registration at the door is $50

Registration required: To register: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/tomatoes/

Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, ellen_moss@yahoo.com.

Please include our event in the calendar of your organization

Description: This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. The program will include presentations on many different topics to help vegetable growers. The final program will be completed in December 2018. Topics will include such things as Management of Foliar Diseases of Tomato, Using Chemigation to Manage Phytophthora Blight, Breeding for Late Blight Resistance and Tolerance to Bacterial Spot and Verticillium Wilt, Evaluation of Tomato Lines for Late Blight Resistance, Flavonoids in Tomato, Evaluation of Insecticides for Key Pests of Fruiting Vegetable Crops, Native Natural Enemies on Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Growing Industrial Hemp for Cannabinoids in Western North Carolina, to name a few. There will be a sponsored lunch and awards program at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be offered.
Feb 20 Wed
130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA 130 Ammons Drive, Morganton, NC 28655, USA Buncombe County Center 5 days away
Description: The Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop is designed to provide updated information on ornamental plants, production practices, and pest identification and control for the nursery and landscape industry in the Southeastern US. Cost of the workshop is $25 per person if paid by February 15th. $30 per person if paid after February 15th. For more information or to register, visit https://burke.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FOPW-2019.pdf. Contact Amanda Taylor with questions at amanda_jo_taylor@ncsu.edu or 828-475-2915
Feb 21 Thu
5 days away
Description: Woodland Stewards: A regional Extension program for landowners.

Getting to know your woodlands: A primer for beginners

Join other woodland landowners through out the region to learn about how you can take better care of your woodlands. This is a regional Extension course being offered in 5 sessions.  The first four sessions are webinars hosted by your local Extension center on Thursdays from 7-9 PM from February 21, 2019 to March 14, 2019. 

February 21, 2019: 7-9 PM   Getting to know your Woodlands, learn how natural and human forests have shaped the forest in this region and the importance of this knowledge when developing management plans and practices on their forests.

February 28, 2019: 7-9 PM Managing your Woodlands, learn about the basics of pine and hardwood management with tips on managing for the future.

March 7, 2019: 7-9 PM  Identifying and Managing Woodland Threats, learn about forest health with emphasis on a few basic pest principles, model example of each threat, and some simple practices to help ensure your woodland remains healthy and productive.

March 14, 2019: 7-9 PM  Wildlife and Woodlands, learn about wildlife and your woodlands with a focus on wildlife habitat requirements and enhancing habitat for game and non-game wildlife.

An optional fifth session maybe offered by the local Extension center. To participate in this course contact one of the following Extension offices.

Anson - https://anson.ces.ncsu.edu
Cherokee - https://cherokee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cleveland - https://cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Cumberland - https://cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu/
Franklin - https://franklin.ces.ncsu.edu/
Gates – https://gates.ces.ncsu.edu/
Harnett – https://harnett.ces.ncsu.edu/
Lee - https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/
Mitchell - https://mitchell.ces.ncsu.edu/
Moore - https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu/
Pender - https://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/
Rockingham - https://rockingham.ces.ncsu.edu/
Feb 21 Thu
NC Cooperative Extension - Buncombe County Center, 49 Mt Carmel Rd #102, Asheville, NC 28806, USA NC Cooperative Extension - Buncombe County Center, 49 Mt Carmel Rd #102, Asheville, NC 28806, USA Buncombe County Center 7 days away
Description: This class will cover a of the basics of soil testing and understanding the results. We will look at soil tests for nutrition analysis as well as for drainage purposes. Issues related to grading and drainage, conducting a perk test, and reading a topographic map will be reviewed. Various teaching techniques will be used in the class and resources or sources of resources will be provided. 
Contact Cliff Ruth at  cdruth@ncsu.edu  for more information    https://buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/understanding-soils-from-soil-testing-to-preparation/
Feb 23 Sat
Transylvania County Library, 212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712, USA Transylvania County Library, 212 S Gaston St, Brevard, NC 28712, USA Buncombe County Center 1 week away

This is a multi-category pesticide class that also has Landscape Contractor CEUs.
The link to the website is at: buncombe.ces.ncsu.edu/understanding-pesticides-and-pesticide-safety/
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