Monthly Board Meetings

When: Second Thursday of each month

Where: Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District Office located at 144 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC 29671

Time: 8:45 a.m. 

August 8, 2019

September 12, 2019

October 10, 2019

November 14, 2019

In observance of Labor Day, the Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District office will be closed Monday September 2, 2019

Pickens Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting the following upcoming workshop. Call and register to reserve your spot today! 

Workshop ~ Tuesday August 20, 2019

Fundamentals of Food Safety & Certification


Building Wholesale Capacity

Half of this workshop will be about understanding what should be considered or evaluated before scaling up your business, and what adjustments will be needed before selling to wholesale markets. We will also address how to determine which wholesale buyer is right for you and how to gain insights into the buyers’ perspective when building that relationship.
The second half of this workshop will be an overview of the Harmonized GAP standard. We will cover HGAP, the principles, planning and practices. This workshop will provide farmers with the tools necessary to reduce food safety risks, meet market requirements, and closely align with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements.
>>This workshop is part of a series! Catch Soil Health in Organic Practices & High Tunnel Production in Pickens on Tuesday, Jul. 23. Register for one or both workshops.
LOCATION: Farm Bureau – 5017 Moorefield Memorial Hwy, Pickens, SC 29671
REGISTRATION: $20 CFSA Member / $25 Non-member. Lunch included. Please call 919.542.2402 to register by phone.
SPEAKERS: Kim Butz and Krista Morgan, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association