Small, beginning and limited-resource farmers are invited to a free one-day workshop held by Team Agriculture Georgia at Savannah Rapids Pavilion on April 2.
Group Chairman Neal Leonard said there are two such workshops held each year in the state. Columbia County has been a site for one since 2002.
He said the workshop is meant to tell farmers about the programs offered through the group's partners, which include government agencies, non-government agencies, financial institutions and universities.
The day-long workshop will include various sessions on different topics. Topics will include, national animal identification, beekeeping, organic farming timber management, the farmer's guide to the farm bill, financing small farms and grant opportunities for small farms.
Attendance is usually between 100 and 200 people, according to Leonard, who said attendees should be able to attend at least three of the breakout sessions. There will be 10 offered, each lasting for an hour and a half.
There also will be exhibitors on hand to answer questions about programs and services, according to a news release.
The workshop will start with exhibits and on-site registration 7:30-8:30 a.m. A welcome will be given at 8:30 a.m., with the first of three breakout sessions beginning at 9 a.m. Free lunch will be provided. The last session will end at 3:15 p.m.
To register by mail, submit your name, address and phone number to Terry Dismuke, 355 E. Hancock Avenue, Stop 301, Athens, GA 30601.
Those interested can also call (706) 546-2165 or register online at www.teamaggeorgia.com.
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