Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Announcement: April 1-2, 2016 Regional Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference in Ft. Myers

Greetings, producers and supporters of FL Agriculture and the SW FL Small Farmers Network (SWFSFN).  We are very pleased to share with you this announcement of our regional conference to be held on April 1-2, 2016 in Ft Myers – see the attachment flyers. This will be a fantastic event featuring farm tours, field workshops, panel presentations, trade show and farm-to-table meals w/ locally grown foods.  This conference is focusing on bringing these activities for a large region that stretches from Pinellas/Hillsborough to Collier to Miami-Dade/Broward counties, as well as any interested folks from other parts of FL.


The selected topics of this conference are designed to provide education and networking resources for a wide diversity of stakeholders of FL local food systems, e.g.,  from producers to consumers to processers to marketers to food system organizers.  You do not want to miss this opportunity to meet the movers and shakers of our regional local food systems . . .


Want more info about it?  Well, here are your sources of more details about it for you to decide to come:

a)      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/regional-small-farms-and-alternative-enterprises-conference-tickets-21309745021 - review our conference website for the full program of activities and registration.  FYI – early registration ends on March 21, 2016!

b)      https://www.facebook.com/FL.SFAEC/ - get updates of the conference here.  Also, please, like our Facebook!

c)       http://www.wmnf.org/events/sustainable-living/ - listen to a radio interview on WMNF Community Radio in Tampa about the conference.  FYI – select show “2016-02-15” in the menu for archives of this radio show


Finally, please, help us spread the word of our conference.  The planning committee has worked long and hard to make this conference the one that you choose to go to, if you had only one conference to attend this year.  To this end, share this email with all of your associates and supporters of local food systems from Tampa/St. Pete to Naples to Miami/Ft Lauderdale . . .


See you there! . . . Thanks,




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


(941-232-3090 (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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