NC Agritunity 2019
Feb. 9, 2019
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Free Educational Conference and Trade Show for Small and Beginning Farmers
Iredell Cooperative Extension
444 Bristol Dr. Statesville, NC
This third annual agricultural conference and trade show was designed to meet the economic and environmental needs of small farmers and beginning gardeners, as well as generate a positive impact by building connections between farmers, educators, and agriculture-related businesses.
Keynote Speaker: Carol Coulter from Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy
Three Concurrent Educational Tracks
Livestock, Alternative Crops, Small Farms
Breakout Sessions Agenda
Session 1 Breakout: 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
|Livestock||What to Look for When Buying Goats & Sheep||Sara Beth Routh|
|Alternative Crops||Bees for Pollination||Gregory Fariss, Apiary Inspector, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services|
|Small Farms Startups||Soils Fundamentals||Richard Boylan|
Session 2 Breakout: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
|Livestock||Parasite and Vaccines||Sara Beth Routh|
|Alternative Crops||Growing Grapes||Mark Hoffman|
|Small Farms Startups||Organic Pesticides||Richard Boylan|
Session 3 Breakout: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
|Livestock||From Production to Marketing||Lee Menius|
|Alternative Crops||Alternative Crops You need to know about||Craig Mauney|
|Small Farms Startups||Starting Small Farms with a Business Mind||Lara Worden|