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.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Conference Online Registration Now Open!
Friday November 6, 2015
Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL
Online Registration is now up!
The UF/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Extension Team
is proud to present the
Mid-Florida Specialty Crops Conference
Practical Skills for Strengthening Regional Agricultural Opportunities
Are you in the ornamental industry and are considering producing greenhouse vegetables? Or perhaps diversifying into relatively new crops such as blueberries or grapes? If you are looking into diversifying or improving your agricultural production and markets, this is the place for you! For other farm operators, regardless of their farm size, there are plenty of networking and learning opportunities. It will be a full day of learning and you will have a diverse program to choose from.
Keynote speaker John Rife, owner and founder of East End Market, will talk about how local agriculture can revitalize local economies in the region. Additionally, Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson will also provide his perspective on the importance of agriculture in the Central Florida region.
Come, network and learn with other farmers, IFAS Extension and Research Personnel and other industry representatives!