Mar 25, 2012

Risk-Management Training for Beginning Farmers

Sustainable Specialty-Crop Production
There will be a two-day workshop, sponsored by the USDA Risk Management Agency and the National Center for Appropriate Technology, April 6 and 7 focused on business planning, identifying markets, and online marketing for sustainable specialty-crop production.

Activities at the workshop, which will include a tour of North Pulaski Farms at 13018 Ellen Cove, Cabot, Arkansas 72023, will feature hands-on training on a number of topics, including the following:

- Season extension
- Succession planting
- Organic certification

Sustainable Livestock Production
April 21-22, 2012 at Falling Sky Farm in Marshall, Arkansas: This educational workshop will teach farmers how to manage risk through business planning, recordkeeping and budgeting, and marketing strategies. It will also combine educational presentations with a tour of Falling Sky Farm and hands-on training on topics including pasture poultry, pastured pork, and grass-fed cattle.

Register online for either workshop here.

For more information about NCAT's "Farm Foundations" workshop series, please contact Margo Hale at or (479) 442-9824.

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  1. Is there a detailed itinerary posted anywhere on these workshops?

  2. Penny,
    I don't know much. Contact: Margo Hale at or (479) 442-9824



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