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Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference · July 15-17 · Kissimmee

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Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference


July 15-17, 2011




Cultivating Networks, Opportunities and Sustainability






Register online today to secure space!



Session Details and Quick Links

The program committee is delighted to announce the educational session details for the 2011 Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference.


Use the below quick links to take a look at these fantastic sessions, the overall agenda, and some great optional  pre-conference activities as well.  


Conference Educational Sessions  




Optional Food Safety Plan Workshop
Limited availability, early registration advisable.


Optional Beginning Farmer Workshop
Limited availability, early registration advisable.


Optional Horticulture Tour
Visit two farms: Kissimmee's Green Place for Natural and Organic Vegetables and Organic Country Farms; Limited availability, early registration advisable.


Optional Livestock Tour
Visit two farms: Foshee Farms and Lake Meadow Naturals, Limited availability, early registration advisable.


Registration Information 

Save $50 by registering before June 27.



Additional Conference Highlights

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.

Heads Up:  June 14 is the deadline for reduced rates at some of the hotels and many will fill early. We urge you to make your reservation now. Click here to view the various accommodations.



Become an Exhibitor!

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.   



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 



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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Sponsorship Opportunties

We invite you to become a sponsor and support this unique statewide small farms conference. 


Your participation as a sponsor will help bring high quality education and much needed information to Florida small farmers.  


For information about how you can support this event, visit Sponsorship Opportunities on the website or contact Bob Hochmuth,

chair of the fund raising committee.


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 


Our Sponsors 

We sincerely appreciate the following for their support. 

Thank you!


Sustaining Partners

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)





Bowen Brothers, Inc.



OIA North America


Florida Farm Bureau Federation



    Visit Our Sponsors


If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact  Bob 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!  



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