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June 15, 2019

Farming Conference Offered

Registration is now open for the 2019 Business of Farming Conference and Farmers Market Summit, to be held Feb. 23 in Asheville.

The conference will focus on the business side of farming, offering beginning and established farmers financial, legal, management and marketing tools to improve their farm businesses and make new professional connections. In addition to social media marketing, the conference will offer more than a dozen workshops led by innovative farmers and regional professionals covering community-supported agriculture, improving farmers market sales, hosting events on the farm and more.

The popular grower-buyer meeting will offer farmers the chance to meet one-on-one with local buyers who might purchase their products. New this year will be a farmers market summit and leadership training.

Registration is $75 before Feb. 1 and $95 afterward, with a discount for farm partners registering together. Organized by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. Register online at www.asapconnections.org or call 828.236.1282.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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