Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Small Farm Conference

Small Farm Conference to be held March 8 and 15 in Fredericktown

Are you looking to start a new farming business, make changes to your current one or even add to your operation? The 2010 Small Farm Conference is just the place to hear about new ideas, resources and even finances for your farm.

Topics include: organic requirements, marketing your products, composting/vermiculture, resources/finances/grants, managing cattle and trees through silvopasture, grass fed beef and selling beef off the farm, and using high tunnels to extend the growing season.

The conference will be held Monday, March 8th and Monday, March 15 at the Black River Electric Cooperative building in Fredericktown from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening. There is no charge for attending and a meal will be provided to each participant.

Please pre-register by March 1st to the Madison County Extension office at 573-783-3303. Registration forms are also available on the Madison County website

Debi Kelly will be speaking about resources/finances/grants on March 8th and Mary Hendrickson will be speaking about marketing your products on March 15th.

Conference made possible by a grant from the WIRED Initiative, a Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri project. University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.

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