University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a Beginners School for Small Farmers on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 from 8:30 am until 4 pm at Bartow County Cooperative Extension office. The program is aimed at presenting new or existing small farmers with topics that will assist them in their daily management and long term operations.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Specialists and agents, along with representatives from the US Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service, Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Paulding County Farm Bureau are scheduled to present. These agencies will provide information on topics including small farm marketing, feasibility studies, insurance issues, licensing, rules and regulations, updated information on the Farm Bill and more.
Pre-registration for the program is required before Wednesday, January 27th. The cost to attend is $10 and lunch is included in this fee. To register, send your name, address, phone number, email address and check or money order for $10 made out to Rolling Hills RC&D Council, Inc, Small Farmer Program, 512 Main Street, Cedartown, Georgia 30125.
Floyd County Cooperative Extension operates as part of the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Our purpose is to bring current research and information to the people of Floyd County in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, 4-H and youth development, and family and consumer sciences. Please contact us at 706-295-6210 or look for more information on our webpage www.ugaextension.com/floyd .