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Farmer Workshops

Join us Saturday, April 28th at McLean Family Farm!

Organic Pest Management for Florida Specialty Crops
and Food Safety Practices

Read more below and click here to register.

Registration open now!!!

 Please join FOG as we learn from the McLean Family, of Uncle Matt’s Organic. Ben McLean will share some of what he has learned growing specialty fruit and vegetable crops. Topics covered include profitable organic production, organic pest control and weed control, including an overview of on-farm food safety provided by Sean Springfield, Food Safety Assurance Senior Assistant with Quality Certification Services (QCS).
Title: Specialty Vegetable Crops: Peach, Citrus, Green Beans, and Cucurbits
Time and Date: 9 am – 3 pm, Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Location: McLean Family Farm
12515 Bruce Hunt Road, Clermont, FL 34715

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Upcoming On-Farm FOG Workshops

We will be announcing more upcoming workshops in 2018 very soon! We are currently identifying and selecting host farms to share knowledge on the following topics:

  • Organic pest and disease management
  • Specialty crop production
  • Post-harvest handling & food safety
  • Bees for honey & pollination
  • Tractors and implements
  • Conservation best practices
Please click here for a pdf version of our announcement recruiting host farms.

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.