March 18, 2022
Member Meeting, Potluck, and Trivia
Meet other members, share your projects, find out what others are doing, learn about ECAA initiatives and programs, and test your agricultural knowledge. Mix, mingle, and snack before a brief member meeting, which will be followed by agricultural trivia. There will be a prize for the trivia winner. The event will be held Saturday, April 9th at the American Legion in Elizabeth. Sign up to let us know you are coming at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecaa-member-meeting-potluck-and-agricultural-trivia-tickets-258270793897.
Making Great Company
Over fifty people came out to learn dos and don’ts and task saving tips of composting last weekend. Thank you to the Elbert Women’s Group, Wendy Walp, and Jonathan Whetstine of Richer Lands Compost for making the composting event a success.
Farm(H)ers in History
According to the USDA, there are 1.2 million female producers in agriculture today, and the 2012 census of agriculture reported that 56% of farms had at least one female producer and female-operated farms made up 38% of U.S. agricultural sales and 43% of U.S. farmland. Women have been farming throughout history and becoming industry leaders long before they were accepted. Check out this interesting article on the women of the last 100 years who contributed to modern farming: https://www.hpj.com/ag_news/a-woman-s-touch-celebrating-the-women-of-agriculture-s-history/article_a4000338-4cb8-11ec-822a-d34a20a13d9c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share.
Ag Day 2022
This coming Tuesday, March 22 is National Ag Day. You can help people learn more about the impact of agriculture by promoting Ag Day on your social media. Download prepared social media graphics for your Facebook page at: https://www.agday.org/social-media-cards.
Ready to Harvest?
As you are watching those new plant starts this spring you can take the time to prepare for a profitable harvest by taking the requisite produce safety training classes and registering your farm now. For full information on regulations, registration, and training classes go to: https://coproducesafety.org/.
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