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2019 Big Dreams Small Farms Piedmont

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Small Ruminants (Sheep & Goats) Production- March 13th

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Topics Covered: Site Selection/Facilities/Infrastructure, Production Systems, Breed Selection, Basic Animal Care/husbandry, Start-Up Costs, Processing, Marketing

Pastured Pork Production- April 11th

Topics Covered: Site Selection/Facilities/Infrastructure, Production Systems, Breed Selection, Basic Animal Care/husbandry, Start-Up Costs, Processing, Marketing

Agritourism- April 25th

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Topics Covered: We will consider a real case study scenario and look at the challenges of starting a Farm with the benefits an challenges of Agritourism. Plus we get to visit an operation already making it work.

Pastured  Poultry Production- May 9th

Topics Covered: Site Selection, Facilities/Infrastructure, Production Systems, Breed Selection, Basic Animal Care/husbandry, Start-Up Costs, Processing, Marketing

Small Fruit Production- May 23rd

Topics Covered: Blueberries, Blackberries & Muscadines, Site Selection, Production Systems, Variety Selection, Facilities/Infrastructure Needed, Start-Up Costs, Marketing Options, Insect/Disease Control, Post Harvest Handling

Market Garden- June 13th

Topics Covered: Site Selection, Production Systems, Variety Selection, Facilities/Infrastructure Needed, Start-Up Costs, Marketing Options, Insect/Disease Control, Post Harvest Handling