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Tropical and Semi-Tropical Organic Crop Production

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Florida Organic Growers (FOG) will lead NRCS staff on short virtual tours of three certified organic operations in Florida and Puerto Rico as part of a live, hour-and-a-half-long webinar. The goal of the webinar is to share with NRCS staff the perspectives, management principles, agricultural practices, and needs of organic growers in this region.

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  • Webinar
When May 31, 2012
from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
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Florida Organic Growers (FOG) will lead NRCS staff on short virtual tours of three certified organic operations in Florida and Puerto Rico as part of a live, hour-and-a-half-long webinar.
The goal of the webinar is to share with NRCS staff the perspectives, management principles, agricultural practices, and needs of organic growers in this region. It will help NRCS staff members increase their ability to understand organic growers’ needs in this region so that they can better serve them.
 
As they show webinar participants around their agricultural systems, each organic grower will touch on the philosophical and practical aspects of growing organic crops in semi tropical and tropical regions – including their main production challenges and successes. They will also discuss the ways they manage their soils, water, crops, wildlife, and other resources.
The growers will point out the ways they conserve natural resources on their farms while also indentifying areas they need support in to increase their resource conservation.
 
The webinar is being presented by with funding through the NRCS a national conservation innovation grant project.

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