This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Updates and June Deadlines// 2014 FL Small Farms and Alt Enterprises Conf
Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference
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.
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.