Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Correction: SWFSFN Announcement: Cover Crop & Soil Health Forum in Sarasota - Feb 18th

Hello, members and supporters of the SW FL Small Farmers Network (SWFSFN).  I am pleased to let you know that UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is hosting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) a free, live broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health from Omaha, NE – for flyer see attachment.


The broadcast will feature:

·         Howard G. Buffett, Howard G. Buffett Foundation

·         Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture (invited)

·         Ray Gaesser, American Soybean Association president

·         A panel of expert producer conservationists


Following the broadcast, there will be interactive discussions with fellow forum participants on how cover cropping can build soil health, improve yields, curb erosion, manage pests and build resilience into your farming system.  Information will be provided of the UF/IFAS research and Extension programs in cover crop development and utilization for farms, ranches and gardens.


Please Register to ensure adequate seating is available.  Registration is done online at the Events Calendar for Sarasota County Extension at http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/


Please, share this email and/or flyer with other farmers that also would be interested in attending this forum.






Robert A. Kluson, Ph.D.

Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent III

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

Community Services Business Center

6700 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL  34241


(941) 861-9849 (ofc); (941-232-3090 (c)


"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" - Robert Kennedy



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