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February 2017

February 21, 2017 - Apple Grafting Workshop
3:30-6:00 p.m. - White County - Cleveland, GA

Featuring Fruit Specialists: Ray Covington and Dario Chevez with

Special Guest Speaker Dr. Dave Lockwood

Limited participation, $25 non-refundable deposit required.

Deadline: Nov. 30th, 2016 to reserve your space and supplies.

Supplies will be provided for each participant to graft several apple scions with the
appropriate rootstock to take home. If you have a special apple tree you’d like to graft,
you may bring your own apple scions; we have directions for collecting and preserving
the scions.

Location:

White County Agri-Science Center
Hwy. 129 N. Cleveland, GA 30528


Register: (706) 865-2832
uge1311@uga.edu

February 24, 2017 - AgAWARE Small Farm Business Training

Feb. 24th 9-4 p.m.

Topics Covered Include:

- Balance Sheets & Work Projects  - Accrual Income
- Income Statement & Work Projects - Applying for Financing
- Family Finance & Family Budgeting - Introduction to Business Planning
- Risk Management - FSA/SBA and Other Programs
- Web Video Bonus Topics:  
    - Technology - Quickbooks Record Keeping
    - Marketing with Dept. of Ag  

*The AGAware Educational Program is now certified for FSA Direct Borrower Training Credit.

Location:
AgGeorgia Farm Credit Headquarters
468 Perry Parkway
Perry GA

Cost: FREE
Lunch is provided at no cost during the workshop.

Registration:

Online: aggeorgia.com

Or send form to:

Jane Kennedy
P.O. Box 1820
Perry, G 31069

FAX: 478-987-8314       EMAIL: jkennedy@aggeorgia.com   # 800-768-FARM

This workshop will be accepted as Part 1 of the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program. AGAware participants are eligible to enroll in Part 2 of the program.
Contact Charlotte Meeks at 478-987-2028 or cmote1@uga.edu for more information on the Journeyman Program.

March 2017

March 17, 2017 - AgAWARE Small Farm Business Training

March 17 th 9-4 p.m.

Topics Covered Include:

- Balance Sheets & Work Projects  - Accrual Income
- Income Statement & Work Projects - Applying for Financing
- Family Finance & Family Budgeting - Introduction to Business Planning
- Risk Management - FSA/SBA and Other Programs
- Web Video Bonus Topics:  
    - Technology - Quickbooks Record Keeping
    - Marketing with Dept. of Ag  

*The AGAware Educational Program is now certified for FSA Direct Borrower Training Credit.

Location:
Green County Farm Bureau
1570 S. Main St.
Greensboro, GA

Cost: FREE
Lunch is provided at no cost during the workshop.

Registration:

Contact: (706) 453-2083  or email uge3133@uga.edu.

Detailed flyer here.

 

This workshop will be accepted as Part 1 of the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program. AGAware participants are eligible to enroll in Part 2 of the program.
Contact Rhonda Jernigan at RJernigan@AgSouthFC.com for more information on the Journeyman Program.

 

March 20, 2017 - Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (SFSI) Seminar Series

Monday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
UGA Campus Conner Hall Room #307

Dr. Andrew Paterson

UGA - Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory

"Perenniality: Potential and Challenges for Future Sustainable Crop Production."

This monthly seminar series, sponsored by the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, is designed for UGA faculty to share their related research and activities with other faculty, staff and students. There will be ample opportunities for questions and cross-disciplinary discussion.

Full Schedule HERE.

April 2017

April 17, 2017 - Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (SFSI) Seminar Series

Monday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
UGA Campus Conner Hall Room #307

Dr. Jenn Thompson

UGA - Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences

"'It's more than food. It's life.': Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges Facing Farm to School ."

This monthly seminar series, sponsored by the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, is designed for UGA faculty to share their related research and activities with other faculty, staff and students. There will be ample opportunities for questions and cross-disciplinary discussion.

Full Schedule HERE.

April 18, 2017 - Modern and Sustainable Marketing Tools: How to Reach and Keep

Customers Engaged

Athens, GA (location and time details coming!)

Agenda

- Integrated/sustainable business plan for small business (+ Case-study)

- Marketing essentials (create value, capture value) + Concentrated MKG (differentiation, niche MKG)

- Finance/budget/planning for small business (how to keep up in the long term) (+ Case-Study)

- Modern/sustainable marketing: how to keep your customers engaged (through social media, digital marketing strategy)

April 25, 2017 - Modern and Sustainable Marketing Tools: How to Reach and Keep

Customers Engaged

Griffin, GA (location and time details coming!)

Agenda

- Integrated/sustainable business plan for small business (+ Case-study)

- Marketing essentials (create value, capture value) + Concentrated MKG (differentiation, niche MKG)

- Finance/budget/planning for small business (how to keep up in the long term) (+ Case-Study)

- Modern/sustainable marketing: how to keep your customers engaged (through social media, digital marketing strategy)

 

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