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)