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Fort Valley State University to host free organic crop workshop

Published: 08/30/2018 3:25PM
By: booner

 

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Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program is sponsoring a workshop for county agents, small and beginning farmers and FVSU faculty and staff on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Sustainable and Organic Methods in Small Scale Production of Food Crops In-Service Training will be held at FVSU’s Agricultural Technology Conference Center located at 46 Camp John Hope Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. James E. Brown, professor and interim program leader for FVSU’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program, said the workshop will focus on updating and training county agents and farmers on the latest techniques and regulations regarding organic farming. Brown said the training is needed because farmers are looking for a means of sustaining their farms and producing chemical and toxic free produce.

Small farmers and FVSU Extension staff are scheduled to make presentations covering topics including animal health and care, using technology in crop production and proper planting of crops. A tour of FVSU’s farm and its organic crop plot is also scheduled.

For more information about the training or to register, contact Dr. James E. Brown at (478) 827-3118 (brownj01@fvsu.edu) or Jean Willis at (478) 825-6269 (willise@fvsu.edu).