The annual state-wide Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference has been a signature event in the Florida farming community since 2009. During these six years (2009-2014), more than 4,000 attendees have benefited from the multiple educational and networking opportunities presented in this annual event.

Building on this foundation, we are happy to announce Five Regional Conferences across the State in 2015 and 2016. These regional events will be designed with your region and your needs in mind. Wherever you are in Florida the conference is coming closer to you.

This year make sure not to miss these two regional conferences:

  1. First Coast Specialty Crop Conference, August 14 & 15, 2015
    At the University of North Florida, Student Union, Jacksonville.
  3. Mid-Florida Small Farms Conference, November 6, 2015
    At the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka.
    Registration instructions to come soon.

For more information please contact Jose Perez at 352-294-1692 or joseperezoro@ufl.edu.
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First Coast Specialty Crop Conference

Get ready for the First Coast Specialty Crop Conference in Jacksonville!

The First Coast Specialty Crop Conference on August 14 and 15, is designed to provide multiple networking and educational opportunities for farmers and other stakeholders in the regional food system. This conference is the first of the new regional events created by a team of UF/IFAS Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises extension team.

FirstCoastThe First Coast Specialty Crop Conference will be held on August 15 at the Student Union Building of the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville. These beautiful meeting facilities will be used to provide a great networking space and share practical farming knowledge that can help farmers across the region. The training program has been carefully crafted to attend the needs of the local farmers. Whether you are interested in improving your farming skills by enhancing your soils and pest management, obtain practical knowledge for food safety and post-harvest practices, or diversifying your farm through cut flower production, mushrooms or microgreens, this is the place for you!

For more information and online registration, visit www.firstcoastconference.eventbrite.com

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