Friday, July 12, 2013

SUNDAY is Deadline to Register at Reduced Rates! // FL Small Farms & Alt Enterprises Conf.

Early Registration Ends this Sunday!


Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference 

Informing and Inspiring Agricultural Innovators


August 2-4, 2013 * Kissimmee, FL    


Annie Novak, founder and director of Growing Chefs, to give keynote address. Read more


Early Registration Ends Sunday, July 14

Register now to participate in Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference. Rates increase after July 14th.  Many sessions have limited capacity and early registration is advisable. Can't attend the entire conference? Take advantage of the one or two day options available.     



This year's conference will feature:

· Keynote Speaker, Annie Novak 

· Innovative Farmer Awards  

· Cordon D'Or Florida Culinary Academy Awards

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

· Educational Posters 

· Live Animal Exhibits 

· Saturday Networking Social with Chefs & Entertainment

See Agenda-at-a-Glance 


Sessions, Speakers and Agenda

Business, Greenhouse and Hydroponics, Food Safety, Livestock Systems, Pest Management, Organic and Sustainable Farming, Specialty Crops, Marketing, Technology and a whole lot MORE. Descriptions and speakers for each education session are provided to help you find the best sessions for you. 

See Details 



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 Partners


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors  

Silver Sponsors




Bronze Sponsors 








General Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring? Please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities webpage or contact Bob Hochmuth chair of the fund raising committee.

For More Information

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

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


Check the box "Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises"



Outstanding Contributors to the FL Small Farmer Reg. Scholarship  

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




The Holiday Inn Express & Suites has extended it's guest room rate of $85 per night (plus tax), until July 19. See more information.


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Session Details


Innovative Farmer Awardees

Food & Beverage Contributors

Registration Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Conference Location


Who will be There 

· Beginning Farmers

· Small Farms 

· Transitional Farmers

 · Family Farms 

· Mid-sized Farms  

· Allied-industry

· Educators

· Researchers

· Agricultural Associations

· Policy-makers

· Foundations

· Individuals interested in being a part of, and strengthening the small farms and alternative enterprises community in Florida


Contribute to the Florida Small Farmer  

Scholarship Fund

Donations are requested and used to support Florida small farmers who need financial help to participate in this educational event.


About the Conference 

Celebrating its fifth year, the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is a proven venue in providing farmers with up-to-date, research-based, in-depth educational information.

It facilitates networking and an open dialog among members of Florida's small farms community. 

It is also an excellent vehicle for increasing awareness of Florida's small farms industry to decision makers and supporting institutions, and partners from the public sector.

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