Topics discussed will include:
planning your small-scale farming operation
the economics of small acreage production
basic considerations of both vegetable and fruit production
dealing with soil issues
the process of organic certification
All programs will be presented by Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialists and representatives of other state agencies, including: the Texas Dept of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
This series will be helpful for home and small-plot producers, including those who grow to sell at farmers markets, are involved in sustainable foods efforts or are interested in community gardens and other small-yield production. It is particularly relevant and timely given the growing public interest in food production on small-acreage sites.
The Oct. 12 program will address plant pathology, the economics of small-acreage production, vegetable production and product marketing.
The Oct. 19 program will address the Texas Environmental Quality Incentives Program, organic certification, and soils.
The Oct. 26 program will address planning a small–scale farming operation and will include an overview of fruit crops and community resources available to small-scale producers.
The cost for all three programs in the series is $125 and lunch is provided during each program.
All registration must be done through the Texas AgriLife Extension Conference Services and space is limited to 25, so attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
WHEN: October 12, 19, and 26 (Wednesdays)
TIME: 8 AM to 5 PM
WHERE : Texas AgriLife Extension service office, 1600 B Smith Rd, Austin
COST: $125 (entire series)
Lunch is included all three days.