8th Annual Small Farm Conference Plans Something for Everyone
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The 8th Annual Small Farm Conference, themed Sustaining Small Farms . . . 360 Degrees, has something in store for everyone. The two-day conference is scheduled for Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, in the Richard A. Henson Center on the UMES campus.
A pre-conference session begins at 2 p.m. on Friday evening. Participants may choose to learn the ins and outs of growing high tunnel raspberries and blueberries or to delve into what it takes to prepare for a GAPS\GHP audit. The evening ends with a reception and networking social.
Saturday sessions offer a wide range of information centered on income opportunities for woodland owners, ways to improve personal finance, how to establish a vineyard, using social media to generate more business, farmer safety and injury prevention, and more. A health and wellness track is new to the programming this year. Conference officials are interested in supporting the farm family as well as the farmer. Exhibits, cooking demonstrations, and youth programming for children ages 5-13 will round out the day.
For the event, registration is $25 per person and $40 per couple. Registration is free for youth attending with parents. For youth who will not be accompanying a registered parent, registration is $10.
For more information about the 8th Annual Small Farm Conference, call 410-651-6206/6693 or send an email to Berran Rogers, conference coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration and regularly updated information are available at www.umes.edu/1890-mce.
Suzanne Waters Street, agriculture communication specialist, UMES University of Maryland Extension, 410-651-6084, email@example.com.