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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

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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 4 days 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
324 Sylvania St, Winterville, NC 28590, USA 324 Sylvania St, Winterville, NC 28590, USA Local Food 5 days away
Description:

The legendary Winterville Watermelon Festival is a multi-day event featuring activities the whole family can enjoy. You can hear local and nationally known music acts throughout the event. One of the biggest events of the festival is the Watermelon Parade through town. The watermelon-eating contest is always a favorite. Festival-goers young and old can enjoy carnival rides and midway games all weekend. In addition, visitors can checkout the flea market and commercial vendors setup through the festival grounds. Food vendors serve both watermelon treats and classic fair food such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, and corn dogs. The Winterville Watermelon Festival has so much to offer. You don't want to miss it! www.watermelonfest.com/

Aug 23 Thu
1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA Local Food 5 days away
Description:
Marketing Local Meat: a hands-on intensive for meat producers


This full-day marketing workshop for local meat producers focuses on how to achieve profitable outcomes through targeted marketing strategies. This intensive will include tastings, recipe fundamentals, strategies to close a sale, and ways to target your ideal buyers so that you can sell more meat. Plus:
• Gain knowledge to determine market channels that meet your price point using a newly revised calculator tool developed by our partners at Cornell Cooperative Extension.
• Learn three easy ways to sell any cut on the animal by knowing where cuts are located and their corresponding cooking techniques for beef, pork, and lamb.
• Engage and respond to customer requests for cooking tips and help move those hard-to-sell cuts.
• Hear from NC farmers who are finding ways to target their niche market.

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Time: 8am-5pm

Location: Forsyth County Agricultural Building, 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 Winston-Salem, NC

Cost: $35 general public| NC Cooperative Extension Employees FREE | Light breakfast + Lunch included

Register: https://bit.ly/2tlXeKR | Register by August 16, 2018!

Get Social: #pastureraised #localmeat #meatmarketing  

Credit Cards: CEFS can now accept credit cards for your registration fees. Instructions for paying with credit cards are found at the end of the registration form.

Checks: Please make checks payable to "NC State University" and leave memo line blank. Mail check and copy of registration form to: Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Attn. Mia Murphy, Box 7609-NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695
Aug 23 Thu
301 E Center St, Lexington, NC 27292, USA 301 E Center St, Lexington, NC 27292, USA Local Food 3 weeks away
Description: Cooperative Extension, along with NC Choices, is hosting a Fall Local Meat Series for consumers about how to handle and prepare local meat. Participants will gain both meat cutting and culinary skills using meat purchased from local farmers! Session topics include food safety, butcher demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and more!

Workshops will be the first Thursdays of the month from September through December from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Space is limited. You must pre-register for this workshop online or call Sara Drake at 336-242-2082. You can register for one or all the sessions. The cost is $20 per session or $60 for all four sessions. Registration is not complete until payment is received. Registration and payment must be completed one week prior to each workshop.

The first workshop of the series will be held September 6 and will focus on chicken. During the workshop, you will learn how not only to cut up a whole chicken, but also how to debone a chicken. Our second workshop will cover pork and will be held on October 4. The November 1 workshop will focus on other poultry and will include turkey, duck, and Cornish hens. The final workshop will be December 6 and the topic will be beef. At each workshop, the local farms will join us when they can, so you are able to meet your farmer.

All workshops will be held at the Extension Office, 301 E. Center Street, Lexington, NC.
Sep 6 Thu
Saint Pauls Mountain Vinyard, 588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC Saint Pauls Mountain Vinyard, 588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC Local Food 3 weeks away
Description: Farm Succession Planning
Hosted by ASAP and Mountain Bizworks
Supported by Southern Extension risk Management Education


In this half day Farm Succession Planning Workshop we will work through models for transitioning your farm enterprise and how to get the best return on investment from your business. Hear from farmers who are in the process of planning to transfer their land and business, alongside other professionals who offer business and legal expertise to consider when determining which model may be a fit for your farm.

Confirmed Speakers: Andrew Branan of NC State, Kimberly Hunter of Mountain BizWorks, William Yeager of Mosaic Realty, Jennifer Perkins of Looking Glass Creamery, Doug Harmon of Harmon Dairy, and Jason Davis of North River Farms

Friday, September 7, 9 am – 1 pm
Saint Paul’s Mountain Vineyard
588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC 

Cost is $20 per person or $30 for two farm partners. Includes lunch.

Register online or contact our office at 828-236-1282.
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