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UGA workshop will help small growers and potential growers

By for CAES News

UGA Extension will present a workshop for beginning small farmers on March 14 on the Central Georgia Technical College campus in Milledgeville.

The workshop is designed for small farmers who want to improve their operations and large-scale home gardeners who are deciding whether or not to sell their products at a farmers market, roadside stand or to individuals.

Group effort

UGA Extension agents from Bibb, Bleckley, Houston, Laurens, Peach, Putnam, Taylor and Twiggs counties, along with industry professionals, will teach the “Small Farming: Where to Begin” class.

Several topics will be covered including recordkeeping, funding and resources, profitable marketing, grazing systems, poultry, vegetables, beekeeping, pecans, organic methods and sustainable agriculture.

The workshop is designed for beginning growers who would like to sell their produce at a farmers market, roadside stand or to individuals.

The program will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $25, which includes program materials and lunch. The registration fee increases to $40 after Feb. 28.

For more information or to register, call the Putnam County Extension office at (706) 485-4151.

Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
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