This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Register Today! - Florida Small Farms Conference
Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference · July 15-17 · Kissimmee
In addition to the educational sessions and optional pre-conference activities, highlights include:
· Featured Florida farmers
· Livestock arena with live animal exhibits
· Local foods
· Large exhibition showcasing products and technologies
Accommodations - June 14 Deadline
We've made arrangements with a variety of hotels and motels to offer our small farms participants reduced guest room rates. They range from motel economical rooms to hotel rooms with luxuriant comforts.
If you are looking for exposure, this conference is the ideal venue to introduce your products to the small farm community. Take this opportunity to expand your customer base and showcase new products to existing clientele. For more details, visit the exhibit information on the small farms website.
About the Conference
Only in its 3rd year, the conference already attracts nearly 800 people. 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.
Contribute to the FL Small Farmer Scholarship Fund
Want to help support the conference in another way?
Your donation of only $130 will help Florida small farmers attend the conference who otherwise may not be able to participate. If you would like to help, visit the website page: Support the Florida Small Farmer Scholarship
We sincerely appreciate the following for their support.
UF, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consurmer Services
Florida A&M University, CESTA
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)
If you are interested in sponsoring, please contactBob Hochmuth, chair of the fund raising committee.
Help Us Reach Florida Farmers
f you know Florida farmers, colleagues, industry representatives or others who might be interested in participating in this conference, please forward this announcement or simply send them the small farm website. Thank you!