Farmers in Southwest Georgia will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of agricultural resources through an upcoming workshop on January 18th. The educational program will feature speakers addressing a variety of topics and available resources of particular interest to historically underserved producers, including beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and/or veteran farmers and ranchers.
Workshop Topics will include:
- Raising alternative livestock
- Resources for beginning farmers and veterans in agriculture
- Resolving heirs property issues
- Assistance programs offered through the Farm Service Agency and The Natural Resource Conservation Service.
The event will start at 9:30 am on Thursday, Jan. 18th at the Moby Dick Restaurant, 627 US Hwy 27 in Colquitt, GA. Lunch will be served. Admission is free, although space is limited. Make reservations by contacting the Golden Triangle RC&D by Jan. 15th at 229-723-3841.
This free workshop is sponsored by the Golden Triangle RC&D and made possible through grant funds provided by the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach. Golden Triangle RC&D has resources available to assist historically underserved producers, including completion of NRCS approved farm conservation plans. These plans will be critical for producers wishing to participate in Farm Bill programs.