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MULTICULTURAL AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN CARTERSVILLE
The Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D Council, Inc., in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a conference for multicultural farmers and producers. The theme of this conference is 'myconservationPad' playing on the popular concept of gathering information through the use of 'Apps' on a computer tablet. Attendees will receive a pad folio where they will insert individualized material, gathered from conference training sessions, to begin building a successful conservation plan for their farms. Topics include:
- Application and Eligibility for USDA Farm Bill Programs
- Developing a Farm Business Plan and Seeking Technical and Financial Assistance
- Your Soils and Plants
- Developing Conservation Plans and Risk Management
- Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- Engineering Designs for Your Farm and Emerging Agriculture and Conservation Practices.
Featured speakers are:
- Dr. George E. Boyhan, Extension Vegetable Specialist, University of Georgia
- Dr. James E. Brown, Professor of Horticulture, Fort Valley State University
- Pilar Quintero, Owner/Operator of Rancho Alegre Farm (Dacula, GA)
Beginning, growing, established, ethnic, cultural minority farmers and anyone interested in learning more about USDA Farm Bill programs and local resources are welcome to attend.
Registration fee is $20 (cover lunch and materials). Register at http://tiny.cc/fh0kpw. For more information, call 678/376-9518 or 770/963-9288.
More About Clarence Brown Conference Center
Constructed with "Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Dollars" as a joint project between Bartow County and the city of Cartersville, the Clarence Brown Conference Center, named after long time Bartow County sole Commissioner Clarence Brown, plays host to business meetings, social gatherings and other functions.
The "green" facility constructed mostly with locally purchased materials has a banquet; theater; an executive board room; and several meeting rooms, one of which is a hall and can be broken into three separate spaces.
The conference center provides professional AV services and administrative support, such as copying, shredding and supplies.
It also houses offices of the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau and a visitor's center with information for tourists.
Green features of the building include reserved parking for fuel efficient, low emissions vehicles, thermally efficient exterior walls, recycled glass flooring and cradle-to-cradle carpeting. Recycling also is encouraged of patrons.
The grounds include an amphitheater and courtyard.
Other events here
- Real Georgia Gem Tour of Bartow County Thu, May 23, 8:30 am–5:00 pm