Thursday, May 29, 2014

Updates and June Deadlines// 2014 FL Small Farms and Alt Enterprises Conf

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Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

August 1 - 2, 2014 * Osceola Heritage Park * Kissimmee, FL*


Potential Exhibitors: Reserve Space by June 1


small farm exhibit hall

Conference photo by UF, IFAS, ICS

Reserve space by June 1 to receive listing, description and link posted on website and in the conference program!  


« Designed specifically for beginning, small, family, mid-size, and transitional farmers of Florida.  

« Enhanced functions exclusively in the exhibit area. See the NEW Exhibit Schedule of Events 


« Visibility is maximized. See the NEW floor plan 


« ALL WITHIN 24 hours from setup to tear down making efficient use of Your time.


Program Updates


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New Friday Session: Small Farm Financial Management
Urban Farming Tour is 50% full!
See workshop and sessions
See pre-conference tours

Register to secure space »


Support a Florida Small Farmer's Attendance


Financial support is provided to Florida small farmers who need help to attend this educational and networking event. If you would like to help a Florida small farmer participate, simply indicate your donation amount when you register. More »


Application Deadline: June 1

Registration Scholarships for Florida Small Farmers


Florida small farmers who cannot attend the conference due to financial hardship have the opportunity to apply for a registration scholarship. Up to a $150 value, the scholarship covers the cost of a full conference registration.

Send application by June 1 for consideration.
See details


Reminder: 5:00pm, June 16 is submission deadline 

Poster Presentation Opportunity 


Conference photo by UF, IFAS, ICS

 ·  Generate visibility for your organization, farm, or company.

·  Share details of your work, successes and lessons learned.

·  Interact directly with Florida's farming communities.


Submit an abstract by 5:00pm, June 16!





THANK YOU for Your Commitment and Support



Interested in supporting the conference? See sponsorship opportunities or contact
Bob Hochmuth, Sponsorship Chair, Tel: 386-362-1725; Email:




* General Information: Mandy Stage, 352-392-5930,

* Sponsorship Opportunities: Bob Hochmuth, 386-362-1725, 

* Exhibitor Information: Derek Barber, 386- 752-5384, 

* Educational Session Content : Danielle Treadwell, 352-273-4775,
* Poster Presentation: Dan Fenneman, 850-973-4138,
* Florida Food Products:

    - Jim DeValerio, 904-966-6299, 
    - Jessica Sullivan, 321- 697-3000,    


About Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises


A statewide team of UF and FAMU cooperative extension service faculty and staff host a farming resources website with information such as "getting started" and"marketing" as well as links to valuable sources, and much more.


In addition to the statewide conference, the Small Farms team also coordinates several regional workshops, and working groups that meet periodically on operating small farms.


Visit the Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises website to access these helpful resources and further information about farming in Florida.


Visit the Calendar of Events  section of the website to view upcoming educational programs offered in your region and throughout the state, including:


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