The Organic Growers School is offering a 2-day “Improving Farm Communications” workshop on Jan. 12 and 19, 2020 for farmers at the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy’s (SAHC) Community Farm.

This workshop is designed to help farmers understand strategies for effective communication on the farm with farm partners, employees and team members that has the potential to transform their farm.

Many farmers in our region farm with partners, and learning how to communicate and make decisions together can be extremely challenging and frustrating, especially in times of stress. Steve Torma, of the Real Center will be leading this workshop, bringing over 30 years of experience guiding participants towards cooperation and regeneration. He will be using a method called Non Violent Communication (NVC) to lead a highly interactive training. He started the Real Center in 2007 and leads workshops with individuals, groups and families.

The workshop is on two consecutive Sundays, January 12th and 19th, at the SAHC Community Farm’s Educational building in Alexander, NC, and is hosted by the Organic Growers School. Funding support comes from the USDA Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center. Pre-registration is required. To register and learn more go to:

Organic Growers School (OGS) is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region. A 501c3 non-profit, OGS is based in Asheville and has been serving the region since 1993.

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