Monday, July 9, 2012

Early Registration Deadline is Monday! FL Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Conf


 MICHAEL SHUMAN to give the Keynote Address

Special Guest Room Rates Expiring - Make Your Reservations Today


  Florida Small Farms and Alternative
Enterprises Conference 


Educating Entrepreneurs to Strengthen Local Food Systems


July 27-29, 2012 * Kissimmee, FL 







Michael Shuman author of "The Small-Mart Revolution" to provide the keynote address at the 4th Annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference. Read more


for EARLY REGISTRATION - Don't Delay!! 

Register TODAY at the reduced rate to take part in Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference. Rates increase after July 9th.  Many sessions also have limited capacity and early registration is advisable.    


Can't attend the entire conference? Take advantage of the one or two day options available.   






Program Finalized and Available 

The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference Committees are proud to bring to  

you another outstanding event.This year's conference will feature:
· Keynote Speaker, Michael Shuman

· Innovative Farmer Awards  

· Tours, Workshops and Educational Sessions
· Trade Show with Suppliers and Resources

· Live Animal Exhibits 

· Saturday Networking Social with Chefs & Entertainment

· And much more! 


Use the following links to view the overall agenda-at-a-glance and to learn more about this incredible program.   


Keynote Speaker Michael Shuman 

Tours, Workshops and Sessions 

Exhibitor Listing 

Educational Posters 

Networking and Social Events   



Conference Sponsors

It is our privilege to recognize the following organizations and companies for their contributions. Their support helps provide the quality, cutting-edge education offered at the conference.

Sustaining Partner

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsor  



 General Sponsor



If you are interested in sponsoring, please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities webpage or contact Bob Hochmuth chair of the fund raising committee.



Food and Beverage Contributors

We would like to recognize the following Florida farms and allied industries for their donation to the conference.



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Outstanding Contributors to the FL Small Farmer Registration Scholarship

Thank you for providing funds so Florida Small Farmers may participate in this premier educational and networking conference.     








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Reduced Room Rates Expiring - Make Your Reservation Today! 

Rates are expiring and availability is limited for hotels and motels supporting the conference by offering participants reduced guest room rates.     

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State "Small Farms" to receive the reduced rates.    


Who Should Attend 

· Small Family Farms

· Transitional Farmers

· Beginning Farmers

· Allied-industry Representatives

· Educators

· Researchers

· Agricultural Associations

· Policy-makers

· Foundations

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


Help Us Reach Florida Farmers  

If you know Florida farmers, colleagues, industry representatives or others who might be interested in participating in this conference, please forward this announcement. Thank you!  


Become of Friend of the Conference


· Is your organization directly funding individuals to participate in the conference?
 · Are you spreading the word about the conference?

· Are you promoting the conference at other meetings and events?


Tell us about your efforts and become a Friend of the FL SF Conference.  


Become an Exhibitor     

Looking to introduce your products to small farms and alternative enterprises farming communities?  Become an Exhibitor.  


· 100% of the exhibitors surveyed in 2010 and 2011 met their target audience.


· 99% of past exhibitors responded they would exhibit again.


· Roughly 800 participants attend yearly.


Take this opportunity to expand your customer base and showcase new products to existing clientele.  See details.


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Quick Links


Food and Beverage Contributors

Session Details


Registration Information



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For More Information

About this year's conference, visit the 2012 conference website:   

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

Mandy Stage, Conference Coordinator
Tel: 352-392-5930; Email:





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