2018-08-15 / Arts and Entertainment

SBC offers free training in organic farming

Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center is collaborating with the North Carolina Growing Together Project/ Center for Environmental Farming Systems and Caswell County Cooperative Extension service to provide a training on the business of organic farm operations.

This training will teach in-depth what it means for a farm to be organically certified, how to become organically certified, how to maintain organic certification, business planning for organic farm operations, record keeping, organic product pricing and organic product marketing.

Industry professionals, cooperative extension agents, and university specialists will teach a five-session class series comprised of:

• Sept. 4: Introduction to Organic Certification

• Sept. 11: Record Keeping

• Sept. 18: Pricing Your Product

• Sept. 25: “Outside of the Box” Marketing

• Oct. 2: Promoting Organic with Social Media

All of these free seminars will begin at 6 p.m. and take place at the Caswell County Extension office, located at 126 Court Square, Yanceyville.

Each session can be registered for individually, but it is strongly recommended to register and attend the entire five-session course.

Students who complete all five sessions will have access to an on-farm organic certification consultation with CEFS Farming Systems Specialist Melissa Bell.

To register online, visit www.piedmontcc.edu/sbc and click the seminar title.

For additional information, contact Cori Lindsay at 336-694-4013 or cori.lindsay@piedmontcc.edu.

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