2018-01-10 / Community

Farming Workshop to be held in Colquitt

Farmers in Southwest Georgia will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of agricultural resources through an upcoming workshop on January 18. The educational program will feature speakers addressing a variety of topics and available resources of particular interest to historically under-served producers, including beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and/ or veteran farmers and ranchers.

Workshop Topics will include:

-Raising alternative live- stock

-Resources for beginning farmers and veterans in agriculture

-Resolving heirs property issues

-Assistance programs offered through the Farm Service Agency and The Natural Resource Conservation Service.

The event will start at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Moby Dick Restaurant, 627 US Hwy. 27 in Colquitt, GA. Lunch will be served. Admission is free, although space is limited.

Make reservations by contacting the Golden Triangle RC&D by Jan. 15th at 229-723-3841.

This free workshop is sponsored by the Golden Triangle RC&D and made possible through grant funds provided by the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach. Golden Triangle RC&D has resources available to assist historically under-served producers, including completion of NRCS approved farm conservation plans. These plans will be critical for producers wishing to participate in Farm Bill programs.

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