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2015 NC Farm School Summit

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DATE/TIME:

October 7th, 2015- 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.


LOCATION:

Piedmont Research Station, 8350 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury, NC


DIRECTIONS:

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PARKING  MAP:

2015 NC Farm School Summit Parking


REGISTRATION:

If you are a NC Farm School graduate and would like to attend please email ncfarmschool@ncsu.edu


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: **Please note**The speakers have been confirmed but the details of each presentation may be subject to change but will stay within the topic of each given track to ensure attendees will benefit

Time 8:45-9:15 9:30-10:30 10:45-11:45 12:00-1:30 1:45-2:45 3:00-4:00
Poultry
Track 1
Welcome and Introduction
Broilers
Lee Menis, Wild Turkey Farms
Designing and Building structures for poultry
Layers
Fettrel Feed
Developing a feed program for pastured poultry
Lunch
Tractor Rollover Demo
Processing Panel Discussion
Amanda Carter, Foothills Pilot PlantAmy Foster, Gilcrest FarmBevin Fink, Third Creek Cottage Gardens
Developing a processing program that works for you
Panel Discussion
Horticulture
Track 2
Welcome and Introduction
Small Fruit
Dr. Gina Fernandez, Small Fruit Extension Specialist
Blackberry and Raspberry Production
High Tunnel
Dr. Sanjun Gu, Extension Specialist Horticulture
TBD
Lunch
Tractor Rollover Demo
Vegetables
Dr. Chris Gunter, Extension Vegetable Specialist/Assistant Professor
Hands on irrigation demonstration
Panel Discussion
Livestock 
Track 3
Welcome and Introduction
Fencing
Johnny Rogers Amazing Grazing
Using fencing to manage intensive grazing
Pasture Management
Dr. Miguel Castillo, Roberto Franco, Dr. Keesla Moulton
Best management practices for pastures
Lunch
Tractor Rollover Demo
Forage Nutrition
Dr. Miguel Castillo, Roberto Franco, Dr. Keesla Moulton
Estimating nutritional values from forage
Panel Discussion
Small Farms 
Track 4
Welcome and Introduction
Bees
Bryan Fisher and Randy Cox, Rowan County Bee Keepers Association
Introduction to bee keeping and pest of bees
Agrotourism
Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS Agrtourism Marketing Specialist,
Drawing customers to your farm
 
Lunch
Tractor Rollover Demo
Markeing
Barbee Farms
Communicating and connecting with your customers
Panel Discussion

FOR ANY ACCOMMODATIONS for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact us at ncfarmschool@ncsu.edu by 12 p.m., October 2, 2015