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Lake County Extension to participate in Florida small farms conference on Aug. 1-2

RELEASE DATE: June 26, 2009

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office is participating in the first ever Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference on Aug. 1-2 at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee.

This event will feature a large exhibitor area, six concurrent educational sessions (including live animals in the livestock arena), lunches featuring local products and a keynote speaker. Educational topics include business & marketing, policy & regulations, small ruminants & livestock, alternative energy, organic & sustainable production and horticulture.

Individuals from throughout the industry are planning the event including farmers, marketers, researchers, extension agents, commodity organizations and industry leaders. This event will help farmers network with each other, learn about new methods; better organize as an industry; develop plans to improve policy; and celebrate small farms in Florida.

For more information, log on to the conference’s Web site at http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu.

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