Lots of Great Agriculture Events Coming Up

I've recently discovered that if you are a regular blogger, tweeter, and Facebooker, and you don't post for a few days, people get very concerned.  It's really nice to know I've missed!  Thank you.  I apologize for not posting for a week, but as is the case for most of you, I'm trying to do the jobs of several people at one time and sometimes I just can't keep up with it all! 

Today I just want to remind you that there are a whole bunch of events coming up in the next two months related to agriculture, farm protection, hops, organics, and fruit & vegetable production.  I've posted a bunch of them, particularly for the western part of the state, on our events calendar at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/events/specialtyhort-events-calendar.html.  So check it out; here is your opportunity to meet with the experts and other farmers doing just what you might want to do.

Because there is so much interest in hops right now, I do want to remind you that there will be a hops production meeting on November 18th in Waynesville.  Here are the details:

November 18, 2009Hops Production Meeting

1:00 to 5:00 pm

Camp New Life at the Mountain Research Station

Waynesville, NC

Are you interested in growing hops? We've pulled together a group of horticulture experts, hops growers, and other knowledgeable individuals to explain what is involved in growing hops, what the current and projected market situation is, our best estimates of the economics of local production, and how we can all work together to grow the WNC hops industry. Several local commercial hops growers will share their perspectives after a year or two of production. For more information, contact Erin_Freeman@ncsu.edu or Tim_Mathews@ncsu.edu. Meeting fee is $5; pay at the door. Cash only, please. Please RSVP to the Haywood County Extension Office at 828-456-3575 or Erin_Freeman@ncsu.edu. Directions: http://www.ncagr.gov/Research/MountainResearchStationWaynesville.htm.

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