Group photo by Michael Porterfield in his organic squash field in Black Mountain

On June 17-19, 2012 we conducted an Advanced Organic Training Session for agricultural educators in North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas. This training was funded by a Southern SARE grant obtained by Leonard Githinji at Tuskegee University. The co-PIs on this project were Jeanine Davis, NC State University; Charles Mitchell, Auburn University, Obadiah Njue, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Karen Wynne, the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network. This year's training was organized by Jeanine Davis and her staff at NC State University and took place in western North Carolina.