Sally Caldwell, Communications Coordinator
December 8, 2015
ABBEVILLE — The Freshwater Community Coast Foundation (FCCF) is excited to teach a series of training workshops for farmers throughout the year 2016. These workshops will give farmers the opportunity to learn more about production systems, marketing strategies, record-keeping, organic production, and more.
Each class will teach a different subject, pinpointing certain relevant areas of agriculture. The classes are as follows:
- Pasture Management – January 14th
- Farm to School – January 21st
- Soil Sciences – February 18th
- Pest, Disease, & Weeds – March 17th
- Farmers’ Market Strategies – April 14th
- Backyard Poultry – May 12th
- Sustainable Small Farming – August 18th
- Drip Irrigation – September 15th
- How to Grow Organic Crops – October 13th
- Farm Financial Recordkeeping – November 10th
- Farm Production Costs – December 8th
Each workshop will be taught by an expert on the given subject, ensuring the best possible advice and instruction. The goal of these workshops is to increase and improve agriculture in Abbeville and McCormick County and the Starr-Iva area of Anderson. The FCCF desires to strengthen farmers and their production knowledge, ensuring the continuation of the locally-grown and harvested products.
These workshops are just one aspect of all of the progress the FCCF is making in the surrounding areas for agriculture, entrepreneurship, and education. The FCCF understands the importance of locally-grown crops and the strong need for farmers, so the FCCF desires to help, inform, and promote agriculture as much as possible.