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USU Extension Hosts Start-to-Farm Workshop in Logan

Cache Valley Daily Thursday, Sep. 06, 2018


Utah State University Extension sponsors a farming workshop on September 10 and 11 at the Eccles Conference Center on the USU Logan campus. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 10 and from 9 a.m. to noon on September 11. Speakers from academia, industry and federal agencies will discuss business planning and resources, direct and target marketing strategies, federal grant and loan programs, site selection, soil and water considerations, crop selection and seasonal considerations, and product pricing and distribution strategies. “This is an ideal workshop for those looking to scale up their gardening to direct sales and those interested in incubator farming and community gardens,” said Kynda Curtis, USU Extension agricultural marketing specialist. According to Curtis, the workshop is designed to appeal to a variety of people in the farming world. ... The workshop is part of the Utah Building Farmers program, with a mission to build agricultural community and capacity through classroom and experiential learning.

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