utExtension“We are excited to have Bob Due, grower and owner of Terraced Gardens Farm, leading our next CSA workshop on Choosing Equipment for a Small, Diversified Farm on Monday, May 11 from 1-3 PM (EST). Bob has been interested in tractors and tillers since the late 1940’s and has operated quite a few! He has an enthusiasm for tools and is thrilled to share this information during this upcoming workshop.

On his website, he sums up his philosophy:

“High quality tools are used in all trades by the elite of each trade. Farming is no exception to this rule. We need tools that are durable, dependable and efficient. These tools need to “fit” one’s system of operation. In my system, I use several good hand tools and a few great power tools.”

There are only two workshops remaining in this series and they are not to be missed!:

May 11, Choosing Equipment for a Small, Diversified Farm, led by Bob Due, Terraced Gardens Farm, New Tazewell, TN (1-3 PM EST, 12-2 PM CST)

This workshop will cover choosing equipment for a small, diversified operation.

June 15, Marketing Your CSA and Keeping Your Customers Happy, led by Megan Bruch, Center for Profitable Agriculture, and Ron and Chris Arnold, Herb and Plow Farm, Grimsley, TN (2-4 PM EST, 1-3 PM CST)

This workshop will help participants develop a marketing plan and provide tips for marketing their CSA.

To register:

Registration is $10 per person per workshop.

Registration for TN Fruit and Vegetable Association members (http://www.tfva.org/jointfva/) or TN Organic Growers Association members (http://www.tnorganics.org/contact.html) is FREE. Enter promo code TFVAFREE or TOGAFREE on the payment screen, if you are a member.Member verification required.

Register on-line by clicking on one of the six workshops under ‘Upcoming Events’ at: http://organics.tennessee.eduor http://vegetables.tennessee.edu

Please contact Jenny Moore (865.974.0710 or jcroker@utk.edu) for more information.

Thank you and hope to see you there,