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Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference


July 15-17, 2011




Cultivating Networks, Opportunities and Sustainability







The 2011 Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will be held July 15-17 in Kissimmee, Florida. 

Only in its 3rd year, this event already attracts nearly 800 people. Why? Because it provides farmers with in-depth, cutting edge educational information; facilitates networking, dialog, and visioning among members of the Florida small farms community, and increases awareness of the small farms industry to decision makers, supporting institutions, and the general public.





Conference Topics

The conference provides high quality educational and networking activities geared to small farms.


Conference highlights include

·    Pre-conference workshops and tours

·    Featured Florida farmers

·    Livestock arena with live animal exhibits

·    Local foods

·    Large exhibition showcasing products and technologies

·    Farmer to farmer roundtable discussions 

·    Educational sessions that share results of groundbreaking research and provide educational support for producers to operate sustainable and profitable enterprises.


Sessions will span across the following topics

·    Business and Marketing

·    Horticulture

·    Livestock

·    Organic and Sustainable Farming

·    Policy and Regulations

·    Protected Agriculture




Registration Scholarships for Fl. Small Farmers

If you are a Florida small farmer and will need financial assistance to attend the conference, you have an opportunity to apply for a full registration scholarship, up to a $130 value.

For more information, visit the conference website and click on Registration Scholarships for Florida Small Farmers.

Florida small farmers applying should complete the application and send by June 1 for consideration. 



For More Information

About small farms in Florida, visit the small farms website:


About the Florida small farms conference, visit the conference website:   




Educational Program

Danielle Treadwell, Chair  

TEL: 352-273-4775


Sponsorship Information

Bob Hochmuth, Chair 

TEL: 386-362-1725 x103



Exhibitor Information

Susan Kelly, Chair

TEL: 352-793-2728



General Information

Mandy Stage, Coordinator

TEL: 352-392-5930




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Who Should Attend

· Small Family Farms

· Transitional Farmers

· Beginning Farmers

· Allied-industry Reps.

· Educators

· Researchers

· Agricultural Associations

· Policy-makers

· Foundations

· Anyone interested in becoming a part of, and strengthening the small farm community in Florida



Our Sponsors 

We sincerely appreciate the following for their support.

Thank you!


Sustaining Partners















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Quick Links


Food Safety Plan Workshop

Florida Small Farmer Reg. Scholarship

Registration Information

Current Sponsors

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Conference Location

Small Farms Website

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Help us reach the right people

If you have any colleagues who might be interested in attending this conference, please forward this announcement. Thank you!

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