Organic Food and Farming Summit
September 17-19, 2017
In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, FOG is holding our inaugural state-wide Organic Food & Farming Summit. This three day summit is an opportunity for farmers to interact with innovators and leaders in organic agriculture to gain knowledge & training through farm tours, workshops, a trade show and day-long training opportunities.
Organic Farming Workshops
Florida Organic Growers (FOG) has a long tradition of promoting and organizing successful organic farming workshops throughout Florida. We partner with organic farmer experts, University of Florida-IFAS, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and many other research and education institutions to bring these practical on-farm workshops to life. The goal behind these workshops is to promote sustainable and organic farming methods such as farm planning, sustainable soil management, sustainable pest, disease, and weed management, food safety, marketing, USDA National Organic Program (NOP) regulations, and much more.
These workshops create a critical meeting place for the sharing and exchange of ideas among farmers and researchers, promoting a sense of collaboration and partnership among them, and to present the most up to date research information. Practices highlighted in workshops are relevant to all farming operations, with the potential to help reduce input costs while improving soil characteristics and whole-farm ecological function. Workshop participants benefit from host farmers’ experiences and insights, as well as knowledge and experience from invited speakers and FOG staff.
Cover Crop Tour in Brooksville: Farmers, ranchers and researchers are invited, July 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free tour showcases performance of 17 summer cover crop species in west central Florida and tests of five summer cover crop species to improve soil health. Learn evaluation results for different cover crop seed sources and planting recommendations. Regional soil health scientist Nathan Lowder will demonstrate different infiltration rates for cropland management types. Hosted by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Date: July 14, 2017
Location: NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center, 14119 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL. 34601
Registration Required: No
Fee Description: Free