Make plans to attend the
2018 Pick TN Conference

February 15-17 in Chattanooga, TN.

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Educational workshops- 90 sessions to choose from to be exact!
New this year: Lunch and Learn! Friday’s lunch will be an opportunity to visit the trade show and pop in on a “learning while you dine” class. We will have two to choose from: Sustainable Food Systems and Farm Health and Safety. The University of Tennessee Extension is sponsoring a breakfast with the exhibitors so visit the trade show before classes begin and enjoy a light breakfast to get you started.

Friday night
Our conference banquet will join all seven state associations for an evening of fun, fellowship and networking. Get to know other producers. Enjoy this TN locally sourced meal with wine is valued at $50, but available to our attendees for $35. Our dinner keynote speaker, Lyndy Phillips, sponsored by TSU, will take us on a journey to rediscover our personal value, influence, and potential.

Saturday 
Saturday is a day of tours- choose from 3 tours to learn more about organic mushroom productions, Christmas trees or Agritourism.

Saturday Evening
End the conference Saturday evening with an unforgettable night with TN Wine Makers. Reserve your ticket for this annual fundraising dinner with wine pairings for every course. Meet the wine makers of TN’s best wines and hear their stories while enjoying a memorable meal.

TOGA WILL BE HOSTING THE FOLLOWING COURSES

w/ Tradd Cotter
Four Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms at Home and on the Farm
Mushrooms, Molds and Mycorrhizae

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w/ Malachias Gaskin, Author, Veteran, CEO
A Warrior’s Garden

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w/ Annette Wzelaki
Organic Certification- It May Be Easier Than You Think!
Finding a Time and Place for Cover Crops in Your Tunnel

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w/ Cindy Sharpton, The Cracked Pot Gardener
The Homestead Garden, Growing Plants with a Purpose
Grow Herbs for Value Added Products

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w/ Zena Clardy, Ph.D
Growing International Vegetables for Market, Nutrition and Health

w/ Dr. Dilip Nandwani and Roy Bullock
Weed Management in Organic
Vegetable Production

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w/ Dr. Dilip Nandwani and Debra Lockard
Urban Agriculture: Vertical Farming

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w/ Dr. David Lockwood
Caneberry Production: An Opportunity for TN Farmers
Grafting Fruit and Nut Crops

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w/ Megan Roberts
Successful Heritage Poultry Production

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w/ Bill Keener
Sequatchie Cove Farm Story

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w/ Bob Due
Small Tool Implementation

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w/ Dr. Jason Dekoff
Soil Health

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) is seeking a full time, self-motivated, highly organized and tech savvy Outreach and Development Director

The UT/TSU Montgomery County Extension office will hold a Tennessee Beginner Farmer Development stakeholder meeting on Monday, December 4, at 6 p.m.

The first comprehensive scientific analysis of how agrobiodiversity can make our vulnerable food system more resilient, sustainable and nutritious has been carried out by leading agrobiodiversity research centre Bioversity International.

I’m delighted to announce that FACT is now accepting applications for our next round of Fund-a-Farmer Grants! This year we will award up to $2,500 for two types of grants: Pasture Improvement Grants and Certification Grants.