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NC Organic No-till
Corn Trials

New factsheet on the preliminary research on evaluating starter fertility sources in organic no-till corn production. [fsg factsheet='evaluating-starter-fertilizer-sources-in-organic-no-till-corn-production']

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NC Organic No-till
Corn Trials

New factsheet on the preliminary research on evaluating starter fertility sources in organic no-till corn production. [fsg factsheet='evaluating-starter-fertilizer-sources-in-organic-no-till-corn-production']

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NC Grains for Brewing
and Distilling: FAQ sheets

Because of the growing interest of NC brewers, maltsters, and distillers to use NC-grown grain, we have put together a factsheet covering two aspects of the market:  one for brewers, maltsters, and distillers, and one for farmers.  However, the information in these should answer some of the basic questions for each of the groups.  Please feel free to contact us with more questions. [fsg factsheet='nc-grains-for-brewing-and-distilling-faq']

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2015 Carolina Organic
Commodity and Livestock Conference

Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference to Focus on Growing Organic Market The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) will host the 5th annual Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Brown Auditorium Business and Industry Center at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, NC. The one-day event is geared toward farmers who grow on a commercial scale and are interested in tapping into emerging markets in sustainable commodity farming. North Carolina’s organic sector is exploding and demand continues to outstrip supply. In fact, CFSA’s Organic Produce Marketing Survey, conducted in 2012, found of the 13 organic products researched, the local demand for sweet potatoes is the only one being met by North Carolina growers, leaving an annual gap of just over $7 million per year. As part of that study, CFSA asked grocery store produce managers if in the past three years they had experienced an increase in demand for certified-organic produce: 93% of respondents reported that they had. North Carolina growers, especially farms that were formerly dependent on tobacco, stand poised to capitalize on this high value market opportunity. “This Conference is a must for farmers with access to 20 to 100-plus acres, including folks growing grains, tobacco, vegetables and livestock, as well as farmers who are thinking about switching some or all of their acreage to organic, agriculture professionals and commodities groups” said Roland McReynolds, CFSA’s Executive Director. This year’s Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference will include a vendors’ exhibit hall and nine workshops, featuring experts on organic certification, crop insurance, grains, meat marketing, organic enterprise budgets, post-harvest handling, and how to build soil quality and boost yields. For the first time this year, attendees can earn Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEU) through the American Society of Agronomy. This year’s keynote speaker is Scott Marlow, Executive Director of the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI). Scott will speak about Fostering Farms that Thrive. The cost to attend the event is $50 for CFSA members and $60 for non-members and includes your choice of nine workshops, the keynote address, a delicious local, organic lunch, coffee breaks and a reception. For a full list of workshops and to register for the conference, go to www.carolinafarmstewards.org/oclc, or call the CFSA office at 919.542.2402. ### The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a 30+year-old non-profit with thousands of members that advocates for fair farm and food policies, builds the systems family farms need to thrive, and educates communities about local, organic farming. Our vision is a regional food system that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farmworkers, and good for the land. To learn more, visit www.carolinafarmstewards.org. The Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference is sponsored by: Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Braswell Foods, Inocucor, CCOF, Organic Valley, Valent and Epiphany Craft Malt

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