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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.

Upcoming On-Farm Workshops

FOG has three FREE On-Farm Workshops remaining in 2017
Read more below
Coming up in North Florida in October:

Title: Allison Acres – Exceptional Organic Blueberries
Time and Date: 9 am – 1 pm, Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Location: Allison Acres , 4346 NE Hwy 150, Pinetta, FL 32350
Schedule:
• 9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome – coffee, juice, and snacks
• 9:30 – 10:00 Discussion – Organic Blueberry Production: Benefits and Challenges
• 10:00 – 11:00 Farm tour / Q&A
• 11:00 – 11:15 Break
• 11:15 – 12:00 pm Pests and Disease: Organic management strategies
• 12:00 – 1:00 Planting: Challenges and Strategies
Register here for organic blueberry production workshop!
And in November we have two on-farm workshops scheduled in North Central and Southeast Florida.
Title: Angel Gardens: Backyard Aquaponics 101
Time and Date: TBD, Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Location:   Angel Gardens Nursery, 14228 NW 222 Place, Alachua, FL 32615
Register here for backyard aquaponics workshop!
Title: Urban Farming and Agritourism
Time and Date: TBD, Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Location:   Ground Floor Farm , 100 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Stuart, FL, 34994
More information coming soon!
For more information, please call Tyler at FOG: 352-377-6345 ext. 123.
Please visit the Florida Organic Growers website at www.foginfo.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FLOrganicGrowers for more information and updates.