Calendar of Events


  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2022
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM41 Ball Park Road, St Helena Island, SC 29920

    Meet CFSA on Thursday, August 11, to talk about bed preparation and irrigation in high tunnels. We’ll tour the high tunnel at the Gullah Farmers Cooperative and learn about proper bed spacing, maximizing your tunnel square footage, and effective irrigation designs.

    This will be a hands-on learning opportunity! Participants will walk away with knowledge and skills to confidently implement in their own tunnels.

    Speaker:

    • Gena Moore, CFSA – Organic Research Coordinator

    Registration:

    Location: Gullah Farmers Cooperative | 41 Ball Park Road, St Helena Island, SC 29920

    This workshop is supported by the Gullah Farmers Cooperative, a Gullah food preparation and distribution center that promotes Gullah family small farms and Gullah cultural heritage.

     

    CFSA

  • Tue
    16
    Aug
    2022
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PMAbbeville County Extension Office, 265 Industrial Park Road, Abbeville, SC

    Introduction to Vegetable Gardening and Upstate Soils

    Join us on August 16th to learn about the soils of Abbeville County and how to use them to produce your own vegetable garden. During this class we will discuss the various soil types that may be encountered in this region along with their pros and cons and how to modify them to promote the best growing environment for vegetable production. Also covered will be the basic planting, growing, and harvesting practices for crops with a focus on cool season vegetables.

    Cost: $5

    Contact: Adam Gore, 803-446-2276, awgore@clemson.edu

    Register Here

  • Tue
    16
    Aug
    2022
    6:30 pmZoom

    Strawberry producers are invited to a pre-plant meeting where Clemson University and UGA experts will provide valuable information needed to grow successful crops.

    Clemson & UGA Extension Joint Strawberry Preplant Meeting – ONLINE via Zoom – 6:30-8pm – REGISTER HERE

  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2022
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

    Monthly webinar focusing on South Carolina agriculture and possible disruptors (good or bad) affecting the state's producers.

    All webinars will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    The monthly topics and dates are listed below:

    Jun 15, 2022 – Nuisance wildlife management and evaluating business ventures
    Jul 20, 2022 – Carbon markets and evaluating business ventures
    Aug 17, 2022 - Clemson weather project overview and evaluating business ventures
    Sep 21, 2022 – Preparing for year-end tax planning
    Oct 19, 2022 - TBD
    Nov 16, 2022 - TBD
    Dec 21, 2022 - TBD

    Dial-In Information

    https://clemson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-R8JiryeSF-YTGL_O4tVYg

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2022
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM4921 River Rd (Lincrest Rd.), Johns Island SC, 29455

    Come see how CoolBot technology can economically and easily add cold storage to your farm. This system can transform a well-insulated room, shed, or container into cold storage using the cooling power of a standard air conditioner. This hands-on workshop will show you what it takes to make that happen from start to finish.

    O. Freeman Farms packs and processes locally-grown farm produce in a food-safe facility and distributes to grocery stores, institutions, schools, and restaurants.

    Speakers:

    • Kim Butz, CFSA – Local Food Systems Manager
    • Zack Snipes, Clemson – Cooperative Extension Area Horticulture Agent – Charleston & Beaufort Counties
    • Oliver Freeman, SC State University – Regional ANR Agent Coastal Region

    Registration:

    • Register Now
    • FREE, but registration is required to attend.
    • Max capacity: 20
    • Registration closes on August 17.

    Location: O. Freeman Farms | 4921 River Rd (Lincrest Rd.), Johns Island SC, 29455

    This workshop is supported by the Gullah Farmers Cooperative, a Gullah food preparation and distribution center that promotes Gullah family small farms and Gullah cultural heritage.

     

    CFSA

  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2022
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

    Do you care about sustainable agriculture and food security? Do you want to learn more about how the Farm Bill impacts those important issues? If so, the North Carolina Food System Advocacy Coalition’s Summer Farm Bill Series is right for you!

    Building from our Farm Storm last fall, we are holding three virtual sessions this summer to continue to share information about the Farm Bill and two marker bills: the Fresh Produce Procurement Reform Act and the Agriculture Resiliency Act. All three sessions will be the same but are designed to educate folks in your network as we look towards this fall and winter for more targeted advocacy around the Farm Bill after the elections.

    Thursday, August 25th Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcu2uqT8rHtMkAj70BIkaPG7aSQ1LeGFM

  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2022
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PMAbbeville County Extension Office, 265 Industrial Park Road, Abbeville, SC

    Fruit Trees and Edible Landscaping

    Join us on August 30th as Horticulture Agent Kerrie Roach presents  the basic care and selection of fruit trees for the Abbeville and Piedmont areas, and how to make them a productive and edible part of your landscape.

    Cost: $5

    Contact: Adam Gore, 803-446-2276, awgore@clemson.edu

    Register Here

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2022
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM19 Pearl Lane, Seabrook, SC 29940

    Fruit production in high tunnels is on the rise and can be a great niche product for your market. 

    We’ll visit Roy Green and Simply Green Raised Garden Box on Thursday, September 1, to learn about implementing blackberry production in high tunnel and outdoor field space. Come tour his farm and ask questions about this innovative production system!

    Roy Green has been gardening for over 50 years. Roy was raised on a farm and was taught at an early age the importance of growing your own fresh produce. Roy successfully completed the South Carolina Master Gardener Program through the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service. He shares a passion for growing vegetables. He would like to spread that passion to others and educate everyone on the advantages of growing your own fresh produce.

    Speakers:

    • Gena Moore, CFSA – Organic Research Coordinator
    • Zack Snipes, Clemson – Cooperative Extension Area Horticulture Agent – Charleston & Beaufort Counties
    • Roy Green, Simply Green Raised Garden Box

    Registration:

    Location: Simply Green Raised Garden Box | 19 Pearl Lane, Seabrook, SC 29940

    This workshop is supported by the Gullah Farmers Cooperative, a Gullah food preparation and distribution center that promotes Gullah family small farms and Gullah cultural heritage.

     

    CFSA

  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2022
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PMZoom

    Monthly webinar focusing on South Carolina agriculture and possible disruptors (good or bad) affecting the state's producers.

    All webinars will be held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    The monthly topics and dates are listed below:

    Jun 15, 2022 – Nuisance wildlife management and evaluating business ventures
    Jul 20, 2022 – Carbon markets and evaluating business ventures
    Aug 17, 2022 - Clemson weather project overview and evaluating business ventures
    Sep 21, 2022 – Preparing for year-end tax planning
    Oct 19, 2022 - TBD
    Nov 16, 2022 - TBD
    Dec 21, 2022 - TBD

    Dial-In Information

    https://clemson.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-R8JiryeSF-YTGL_O4tVYg

  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2022
    Thu
    22
    Sep
    2022
    1:00 PM - 5:30PMZoom

    Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement that ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training’. Registration is required. Registration Fees: $20 in-state attendees / $100 out-of-state attendees

    Contact

    Brooke Horton / South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Produce Safety

    Email

    bhorton@scda.sc.gov

    Phone

    8033511244

    Website

    https://bit.ly/SCpsrRemoteSept2022

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