Save the Dates: Southeastern Ag Industry Events

UGA MADISON COUNTY LOCAL HARVEST BANQUET
NOVEMBER 15 – 6:30 TO 9 P.M.

Help support Madison County (Georgia) agriculture and the Madison County Food Bank at the first Madison County Local Harvest Banquet. The meal will be provided by local farmers and prepared by students at the Broad River College and Career Academy Culinary Arts Program. Tickets are $25 each and tables can be sponsored for $200 (seats 8). The banquet will be Tuesday, November 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Culinary Arts Lab at the Career Academy (Former High School Cafeteria). Auction items also will be available from local businesses. All proceeds go to support the Madison County Food Bank. Tickets are available the Madison County Extension Office, Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Colbert Ace Hardware, and Southern Hardware. For details, call the Madison County Extension Office at 706-795-2281.

CLEMSON 2017 SC AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 22 – 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
PHILLIPS MARKET BUILDING
117 BALLARD COURT, 
WEST COLUMBIA, SC 29172

South Carolina agriculture has faced challenges the past three years, with drought, floods, hurricanes, market volatility, and new farm programs. What is the outlook for 2017? Join the Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team on November 22 at the Phillips Market Center in West Columbia for discussions on the outlook for agriculture in 2017. Topics include market outlook, ARC/PLC payment estimates, crop insurance options, SC Financial Dashboard solutions, and a discussion panel. For details, call Tish Baskett at 803-788-5700 or email her at lbasket@clemson.edu.

UF/IFAS SMALL FARMS PRODUCE SAFETY
ALLIANCE GROWER TRAINING COURSES
NOVEMBER 30 – WIMAUMA, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 9 – HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety should attend these training courses. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement, and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their respective locations (listed above). For registration questions and pricing, email Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu or call 863-956-8632.