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February 17, 2006

Valued-added workshop is March 1-2

Capturing Value from the Farm: Extension Programming and Resources for Farm Diversification and Developing Value-Added and Alternative Enterprises will be held March 1 and 2, 2006 at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro. This is an excellent opportunity for Extension specialists and agents interested in value added and alternative agriculture to interact.

A detailed agenda now posted: http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/value-added. Participants can attend sessions on a wide range of topics, including regulations governing direct-marketed meats, cut flowers, shared use kitchens, organic vegetable cooperatives, craft cooperatives, agritourism.

Register for the event at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/value-added. You can commute to the event each day or book a room at the conference center. Costs of the conference and travel expenses of North Carolina Cooperative Extension faculty are paid for through a grant with the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund. (Please register for the event on the conference Web site even if you are not staying overnight.)

Conference objectives are to provide information on resources available to field and campus faculty working with alternative and value added enterprises and to provide a forum for sharing information on value-added and alternative enterprise Extension programs and resources among field and campus faculty.

Posted by Natalie at February 17, 2006 12:25 PM