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October 2017

Native Plant Conference

October 26 - October 29

2017 Native Plant Conference - Celebrating the Astounding Biodiversity of the Southeast   Featuring: Pre-conference workshops (October 26), sales of books authored by presenters, plant sales, student poster session, field trips and a special evening dinner with entertainment.  Full schedule available at https://bbgardens.org/central-south-schedule.php.   Conference Honoree – Bill Finch Registration ranges from $135-$185 and includes lunch on Friday…

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Permaculture: The Edible Forest Garden

October 29 @ 2:00 pm
Petals from the Past, 16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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Tracy Britnell will discuss basic principles for developing an Edible Forest garden with a focus on creating plant guilds. Plant guilds are similar to “companion planting”. A guild consists of many different species that serve different functions and purposes. These species work together to create a mutually beneficial environment. The workshop will look at a…

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November 2017

Urban Ag Workshop: Innovations & Issues

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham , AL 35223 United States
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$10 - $25

Hosted by ACES: Featuring: Hydroponics and Aquaponics - Jeremy Pickens and Joe Kemble Pollinators Around Town - Sallie Lee and Allyson Shabel Hoophouse and High Tunnel - Eddie Wheeler, Hunter McBrayer, and Rhonda Britton Lunch Keynote "Baltimore’s Green Renaissance" - Dr. Quin Holifield Food Facts and Food Safety - Rudy Pacumbaba, Lisa Kriese-Anderson, and Janet Johnson Lunch is included! Cost to register is $25…

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Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners National Conference

November 10 - November 12
Georgia State University, 55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA United States
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From the hosts: "Black Urban Growers (BUGs) and our partners are pleased to present the 7th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners (BUGS) Conference, convening urban and rural farmers, students, chefs, food product makers, herbalists, nutritionists, consumers, policy makers, educators, activists and organizations from across the country! Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Land Legacies of…

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Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) Annual Conference

November 16 - November 17
Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045 United States
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Featuring a trade show, educational workshops, farm tours, and more. Registration Deadline: Monday, October 23, 2017 For exhibitor and attendee registration visit http://afvga.org and http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-alabama-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-annual-conference-tradeshow/event-summary-093beb9c9f1a42ba92f9f0ce737ca82b.aspx?dvce=1 From the event organizers: "Registration Information:       Registration will be $100 per person this year and includes a one-year membership to the AFVGA.  Alabama Farmers Federation members can save an additional $30 by registering…

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Enterprise Budgets, Alternative Marketing, and Organic Production Workshop

November 28 - November 29
Monroe County Conservation & Educational Conference Center, 83 Teen Trail
Monroeville, AL 36460 United States
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Are you looking to identify and establish new or alternative markets for your produce, fruit or meat/dairy products? Are you a new/beginning farmer or even a seasoned farmer that wants to learn more about the eligibility to participate in USDA programs? Or are you looking to have questions answered about programs and services that are…

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Georgia Farmers Market Association’s 2nd Annual Food For Thought Conference

November 30 - December 1
Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043 United States
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From the event organizers: "The 2nd Annual Food for Thought Conference brings market managers, farmers, municipalities, agricultural businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, food advocates and local food enthusiasts together to share their experience, knowledge and passion for healthy food, strong communities and food sovereignty. The Food for Thought Conference is an interactive, two-day conference that will…

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December 2017

75th Annual PAWC Conference

December 3 - December 5

The 75th Annual Professional Agriculture Workers Conference, hosted by Tuskegee University - theme this year is "Building Bridges to a Productive, Just and Sustainable Future".  More information at http://www.pawc.info/. ……………….. This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all…

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2017 Food & Farm Forum

December 8 - December 9
Camp McDowell, 105 DeLong Rd.
Nauvoo, AL 35578 United States
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Save the dates for the 2017 Food & Farm Forum! The Forum will be held at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL, on December 8-9, 2017. All the information you'll need will be posted as the event approaches, over at http://asanonline.org/forum17! We hope to see you in December!

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January 2018

SSAWG “Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms” Conference

January 17, 2018 - January 20, 2018
Chattanooga Convention Center, One Carter Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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From the organizers: "The Southern SAWG Annual Conference is well-known for providing the practical tools and solutions you need at our annual conference. It is the must-attend event for those serious about sustainable and organic farming and creating more vibrant community food systems! This popular event draws over 1,200 farmers and local food advocates from across the…

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