The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

Are you a Florida small farmer looking for others like you? Check this conference! July 11, 2012

Wondering where to learn a about vertical grow, hydroponics, food safety training, local food systems in Florida or what about new market managers, market sponsors, volunteers and vendors? Does it ring a bell? Are you interested? Keep reading, it gets better.

This annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will provide farmers with up-to-date, research-based, in-depth educational information. You can network and dialog with other members of Florida’s small farms community. Through concurrent educational sessions led by industry experts and noted researchers, the annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference participants learn by attending several workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and organized networking activities, enabling them to share their knowledge while interacting with peers from all over the state.

Educational Sessions Include the Following Topics:


  • Alternative Energy
  • Beginning Farmer and Rancher
  • Community Gardens/Urban Farming
  • Farmer’s Markets (How to Start, Manage, etc)
  • Farm to School/Ag in the Classroom
  • Food Safety
  • Good Bug, Bad Bug ID
  • Horticulture
  • Hydroponics
  • Livestock
  • Mushrooms
  • Organic and Sustainable Farming
  • The Business of Farming

Check the agenda out! And see what program do you want to attend, they have each session description posted, isn’t that great? Click here: AGENDA

As an example of what you are going to see: here is the list : POSTERS

For more information go to: Small Farms Website

I can’t wait to attend my very first Small farms conference in Kissimmee, Florida…You should go too and if you do, make sure to say hi if you see me!

 

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