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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
FL Small Farms Conf. // March 30 Deadline to Supply Farm Product to Conf.
Innovative Farmer Award Call for Nominations Due March 31
Know a small farmer/rancher that deserves recognition as a role model for the other small farmer/ ranchers and conference attendees? Nominate them for the Innovative Farmer Award! Nominations due March 31.
Are you are a Florida small farmer looking for financial assistance to attend the conference? You have an opportunity to apply for a registration scholarship. Applications will be reviewed in the order received so submit your application early! Application details are located on the website.
Expanded Conference Program
We have expanded the program to include more educational topics!
Educational sessions include:
*Beginning Farmer and Rancher; *Community Gardens/Urban Farming; *Cottage Law Information, Products and Methods; *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; *Pastured Poultry; *Renewable Energy Opportunities for Your Farm; *The Business of Farming; and more
In addition its the expanded educational component, highlights include: *Friday evening exhibit preview and reception; *Keynote address; *Featured Florida farmers; *Trade show with suppliers and resources; *Live animal exhibits; *Educational Posters; *Saturday evening social; and *Local foods
We invite you to strengthen your commitment to Florida small farms.
The small farms conference brings together nearly 800 producers, marketers, researchers, educators, policy makers, and allied industry representatives, all of whom are actively involved in Florida farming.