Events

Workshops, conferences, and events in sustainable and organic agriculture, community food systems, and policy, mostly throughout 13 states in the Southern Region of the United States.

Farm Bill Train-the-Trainer Workshop [GA]


  • Embassy Suites Atlanta Airport 4700 Southport Rd Atlanta, GA, 30337 United States

Make plans now to attend a 2014 Farm Bill Train-the-Trainer workshop that focuses on the programs outside of the commodity title.  The Farm Bill has precipitated many changes in the ways farmers may choose to manage risks. Prominent among these is the shift to crop insurance as the primary governmentally-based tool for risk management. Although there are currently abundant training opportunities for commercial producers of traditional row crops and livestock, it is true that the management tools stressed in these trainings may not be the 'best fit' for non-traditional producers, many of whom are served by 1890 & 1862 Land Grant institutions, NGOs and CBOs. This one-day training focuses on those components of the 2014 Farm Bill deemed most pertinent to this non-traditional audience. In addition, the evening prior to the training is set aside for attendees to discuss targeted educational efforts being undertaken that focus on risk management education in a broad sense. Exhibitors may include 1890s, NGOs, CBOs and/or agencies. 

 Participate in this one-day train-the-trainer workshop addressing farm bill programs and resources outside of the commodity title.  The workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites - Atlanta Airport (Hotel reservation details and link is listed below).  There is no registration fee to attend the training as it is sponsored by the Southern Risk Management Education Center.  A lunch and two breaks will be provided to all registered attendees. You must register to reserve a seat for training and lunch accommodation.   To register, visit our Center's website, http://srmec.uark.edu/

To assist with lodging arrangements, SRMEC has reserved a block of rooms at the workshop host hotel:

Embassy Suites Atlanta Airport
4700 Southport Road, Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 767-1988  (404) 767-1988

A block of rooms have been reserved for November 5, 2014 - November 7, 2014. The special room rate will be available until October 23rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/A/ATLSPES-SRM-20141105/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

SRMEC is excited to collaborate with a fantastic collection of education outreach experts from across the country to develop this workshop.  Planning committee includes Laurence Crane (KS) Albert Essel (DE), Henry English (AR) Billy Lawton (TX), Gary Matteson (DC) and Louie Rivers (KY).  We thank the committee for their dedicated service.  If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact H.L. or me to learn more about the workshop.