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RU Ready to Farm Beginner Farmer Workshop- NJ Agriculture Convention

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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City

777 Harrah's Boulevard

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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The workshop focus is directed toward new or recently established farm operations, but all interested farmers and are welcome to attend.

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By attending, you will receive information on:

• Resources on land availability in the state

• Tips on where to access capital

• Shared experiences from successful farmers

• Insight on what to look for when assessing potential farm properties

• Methods of effective marketing and promotion of farm products

• Current organic and conventional agricultural regulations

The workshop will begin with Registration at 8:00 am, with the first session beginning at 8:30 am. The workshop ends at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration is required by February 4, 2019!

Trade show and convention tickets are separate from workshop but participants are encouraged to attend.

Contact Bill Hlubik at hlubik@njaes.rutgers.edu for more information.

Students, FFA, YF&R, 4-H students encouraged to attend

Master Gardeners- Encouraged to attend and CEU's provided.

Discounted rates for hotel stay available for participants. Please visit the http://www.njveggies.org/convention.htm website for discount code and rates.

Visit the RU Ready to Farm Beginner Farmer Toolshed:

https://rubeginnerfarmer.rutgers.edu/

WORKSHOP AGENDA

8-8:30am REGISTRATION

8:30am INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW

Bill Hlubik, Ray Samulis, Megan Meuhlenbauer

8:45am CROP CHOICES for BEGINNER FARMERS

Megan Meuhlenbauer- Ag Agent-RCE Hunterdon

Bill Hlubik- Ag Agent- RCE Middlesex

9:45am TIPS for SECURING CAPITAL

Keith Dickinson- Business Consultant, Farm Credit East

10:30am USDA PROGRAM SUPPORT for NEW FARMERS

Aly Dyson- Program Specialist, FSA

Shannon Barton- Farm Loan Specialist, FSA

Christine Hall– State Resource Conservationist, NRCS

11:15am CONNECTING FARMERS TO LAND, LABOR, AND CAPITAL: SADC'S FARM VIABILITY PROGRAMS

Jeffrey Everett– Deputy Executive Director, SADC

Dave Kimmel-Ag Resource Specialist, SADC

Gillian Armstrong-Ag Resource Specialist, SADC

12:15-1:15pm LUNCH on your own

1:15pm VOICES of FARMERS PANEL– CHALLENGES and TIPS

Jeff Tober– Farm Manager, Fernbrook Farms

Jess Brandeisky– Co-manager, Fernbrook Farms

Rose Robson– Farm Manager, Purple Farm Stand

Jess Neiderer– Farm Manager, Chickadee Farms

Stephen Specca– Co-Farm Manager, Specca Farms

2:45pm FINAL CONSIDERATIONS and RESOURCES

“TOP TEN THINGS EVERY FARMER SHOULD KNOW”

Bill Hlubik– Ag Agent, RCE Middlesex

3:15 pm ACHIEVING ORGANIC CERTIFICATION

Bill Hlubik– Ag Agent, RCE Middlesex

3:30pm “STAYIN’ ALIVE”- FARM SAFETY BASICS

Ray Samulis– Ag Agent Emeritus, RCE Burlington

4:00pm QUESTIONS and PESTICIDE CREDITS

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