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Gardening 101 with the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners

Gain the green thumb you've always dreamed of with this one day introduction to gardening workshop. Learn from the local gardening experts - members of the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardener Association and county WVU Extension Agents.

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Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Each February, thousands of farmers, homesteaders, educators, and other food system professionals gather for four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics.

No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft and advance your cause. Our conference additionally features networking and social events, a mini-conference for kids, and an expansive trade show that includes approximately 100 vendors.

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Pesticide & Equipment Training January 29, 2019

The training is sponsored by the West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Ten pesticide applicator credits (CEU’s) will be issued for categories 3, 4A, 4B, 7, 11 and 13C. Attendees must attend the entire day to receive full credit. There is no charge for WVNLA members. Fee for nonmembers is $50.

The schedule will include the following topics:

The training will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV.

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Growing Our Future Harvest Casa Conference

The Growing Our Future Harvest CASA conference will be held January 17-19, 2019 at the College Park Marriott in Hyattsville, MD (view map). The conference will feature three days of deep-dive workshops, farm fresh meals, inspiring speakers, and farmer and foodpreneur learning and networking!

For more information, visit the conference website online. Early Bird rates end January 10, 2019. Scholarships available if you apply by December 16, 2018.

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Fruit, Vegetable Growers Convention January 2019

Its the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention with over 2,400 fruit, vegetable, and berry growers and other industry persons expected. Plus over 170 exhibitors, three full days of six or more concurrent educational sessions. Keynote speaker is Andy Masters, an award-winning author and international speaker on leadership and customer service topics.

January 29 to 31, 2019 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania ( 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033).

Registration is required for all persons attending the convention, trade show or educational sessions. For further information or to register visit the convention website.

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