Calendar of Events


  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    19
    Dec
    2018
    Richmond, Virginia

    With growing interest in ginger and turmeric, many health professionals, researchers, farmers, and food and beverage professionals are turning their attention toward these healthy spices. In order to cultivate new ideas and further grow the industry, Virginia State University is hosting the first National Ginger & Turmeric Conference in Richmond, Virginia this fall. The three-day conference is targeted at the agricultural, health, and culinary professionals who work or are considering working with ginger and turmeric. It will showcase the latest science and technology related to production, product development and health, as well as feature success stories and marketing strategies.

  • Fri
    09
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018
    Durham, NC

    he Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings together farmers, foodies, ag-tivists, and experts for a weekend of celebration of innovation in local, sustainable agriculture.

    Attendees will experience a supportive and interactive event featuring local farmer-mentors as well as experts from various sectors of our agricultural system.

    Check out these unparalleled opportunities to learn and connect:

    • 60 workshops in 3 incredible days for roughly 1,000 attendees from the Carolinas and experts from around the country.

    • 70-table exhibit hall with premium spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Networking opportunities – regional and topical meetings, buyer/producer meet-up, seed exchange, meet-and-eat reception, and more!

    • Local and organic meals.
  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    9 am - 4 pm Charleston area

    Hop aboard a chartered bus for a guided tour of three Lowcountry farms to learn more about their operations and business practices.

    Saturday, November 17, 2018
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Farm visits include:
    – Cordray’s in Ravenel: cattle farming and meat processing
    – Compost in My Shoe at Full Circle Farm on Johns Island: vegetables, herbs and cut flowers
    – Storey Farms on Johns Island: egg production, meat production for poultry and swine

    The tour will depart from and return to Local Works Coworking Space:
    1630 Meeting Street, Building 2
    Charleston, SC 29405

    Tickets: $20 (includes lunch and transportation)
    Free for CLEMSON SCNBFP class of 2018 graduates. Children ages 3-12 – $10. Children under 3 – no cost.

    For more information:
    Brian Wheat: brian@lowcountrylocalfirst.org //  843-801-3390

     

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