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Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Office, Winston-Salem, NC 3 months ago
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Description: ***Morning Session Open to Extension Agents and their Guests***
***Afternoon Session Open to Public***

Register Online: http://go.ncsu.edu/grants-collaborations-workshop
Morning Session: 8:30 – Noon “Sourcing and Scripting Grants: Finding and Getting the Money
for Local Food Projects” Extension Agents have indicated an interest in learning not only what grant resources may be available to fund local food and community development projects but also what it takes to write a great grant application. This session will cover both with interactive learning activities facilitated by Becky Bowen, Program Manager for NC State Extension’s CultivateNC program, a Community and Rural Development initiative, and Rebecca Dunning, Project Manager for the NC Growing Together initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. The morning session is sponsored by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Local Food Program Team.

***The morning session is limited to Extension agents. However, we encourage agents to bring
one community partner to the session to learn together***

Local Foods Lunch: Noon
***Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious locally catered lunch***

Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 4:30 pm “Collaborative Farming in NC: When It Make Sense to
Partner with Others” Extension Agents, their guests, and the public are invited to attend the afternoon session of this workshop, which is sponsored by the NC Growing Together Project through a grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Joining Becky Bowen and Rebecca Dunning for the facilitation of this session will be Thomas Beckett and Teia Evans, of Carolina Common Enterprise, a cooperative development center for the Carolinas. The session will examine the findings of a recent study of collaborative farming in North Carolina by Bowen and Dunning, summarize the various legal structures available for collaborative farming operations, and make specific recommendations on steps to follow when considering a collaborative farming structure.

***The afternoon session is open to Extension agents, their guests, and the public***
Feb 12 Mon

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Pittsboro, NC 1 week away
Description: The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer three spring pollinator conservation workshops and garden tours as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday May 23, Saturday June 2, AND Tuesday June 5, starting at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. This is the same workshop offered on three different dates to accommodate participants’ schedules and keep class size small. Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials,herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. The workshop will conclude with a tour of Cooperative Extension’s pollinator garden at Chatham Mills. The garden is comprised of over 210 different species, 85% of which are native to North Carolina. Full details and links to register are at go.ncsu.edu/2018-spring-pollinators 
Jun 2 Sat
Fearrington Village, Fearrington, NC 27312, USA Fearrington Village, Fearrington, NC 27312, USA Local Food 1 week away
Description: Farm to Fork NC: Celebrate Local Food Year-Round!
Sunday, June 3: Farm to Fork Picnic at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro | 4 - 7 pm The Farm to Fork Picnic will launch our year-round series on Sunday, June 3. A joyous celebration of local foods and the people who artfully produce and prepare them, Bon Appétit magazine called it "the country's best all-you-can-eat feast"!  We'll return to the beautiful grounds of Fearrington Village, wheredozens of our area's best chefs, farmers, artisan producers and beverage providers will create a dizzying array of delectable dishes highlighting the bounty of the season.  The Picnic also features fun activities for children, live music, and surprises for the whole family!
Tickets and info: www.farmtoforknc.com
Jun 3 Sun
Pittsboro, NC 2 weeks away
Description: The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer three spring pollinator conservation workshops and garden tours as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday May 23, Saturday June 2, AND Tuesday June 5, starting at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. This is the same workshop offered on three different dates to accommodate participants’ schedules and keep class size small. Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials,herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators. Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. The workshop will conclude with a tour of Cooperative Extension’s pollinator garden at Chatham Mills. The garden is comprised of over 210 different species, 85% of which are native to North Carolina. Full details and links to register are at go.ncsu.edu/2018-spring-pollinators 
Jun 5 Tue
North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27703, USA North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 15 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27703, USA Local Food 3 weeks away
Description:

Linked here is a description of, and application for, NCDA&CS’s first pitch training event. The event is part of North Carolina's food processing initiative.

Contact for questions:
Annette Dunlap
Agribusiness Developer
919.707.3117
annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov

From NCDA&CS: 

"If you believe you have a product that would benefit from exposure to investors, please apply. A maximum of 20 food business companies will be selected. A description of the program is attached. Please read it carefully.

The application deadline is Monday, May 7. Due to the tight turnaround time, there are NO EXCEPTIONS to this deadline."

“Please note: This is not a contest. There are no funds awarded. The event is designed to give companies an opportunity topractice their pitches before investors and to get feedback, and to informally connect food business owners with potential investors. It is our goal to make this the first of many opportunities to connect companies with investors.”

Jun 18 Mon
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA Local Food 4 weeks away
Description:

This 3-day open enrollment course has been developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) incollaboration with the FDA. The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-basedPreventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation)is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption inthe United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controlsqualified individual” (PCQI). This course is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Successfullycompleting this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI.

Registration link: ncfsma.ces.ncsu.edu/find-a-training-course/

Jun 20 Wed
New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Office, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Office, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 Local Food 3 months away
Description:

This 3-day open enrollment course has been developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) incollaboration with the FDA. The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-basedPreventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation)is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption inthe United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controlsqualified individual” (PCQI). This course is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Successfullycompleting this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI.

Registration link: ncfsma.ces.ncsu.edu/find-a-training-course/

Aug 22 Wed