Wednesday, December 9, 2015

B.I.G. Horticulture Program

Income Growth Conference to discuss herd rebuildingThe B.I.G. Horticulture program isn't just large, but rather focuses on growing yields and income for farmers in the Blackland Prairie. B.I.G. stands for Blackland Income Growth and is a long running annual conference occuring in Waco, Texas every year.  During the BIG Conference on January 5th, 2016 there will be a Horticulture session but also 8 other concurrent sessions on other crops, livestock, rangeland, wildlife, and forage. The Horticulture session includes the following topics:

Micro Greens & Baby Vegetables
Introduction to Aquaponics
High Tunnels
Protecting Pollinators
Super-Star Edibles
Edible Landscapes
Canning/Preservation of Produce

The Horticulture session will start at 9:00 am on January 5th at the Waco Convention Center, Room: Ranger 106-107 and end at 5:15 pm. There is a $20 registration fee payable at the door (no pre-registration). Registration starts at 8:00 am. Participants receive 2 CEU for TDA, and 5 CEU for TNLA. If you can questions contact the McLennan County Extension Office at 254-757-5180.

For more information download the conference brochure: BIG Conference Brochure


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