Organic Growers School-Farmer Education Committee Makes Plans

— Written By and last updated by Cloe Nichols

This evening, the Farmer Education Committee of the Organic Growers School ( met at the Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. on Coxe Ave. ( to plan how best to serve current and aspiring commercial organic farmers in the region in the coming year. We will continue to support our new CRAFT program ( to provide a comprehensive training program in organic agriculture involving farmers, farm apprentices, and agriculture students. We also discussed partnering more with the local Extension offices ( to offer more programing, e.g., on Conventional Farmers Transitioning to Organics and Commercial Blueberry Production. For the Spring Event, which will be held on March 6-7, 2010 at the UNC-Asheville campus, we will develop one or two tracks specifically for commercial farmers. If you have a topic you would like to see us cover, please drop me an email!