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Lake Extension supports farming annual conference & trade show

RELEASE DATE: December 23, 2009

TAVARES — Planning is under way for AGRItunity 2010, the annual conference and trade show designed to meet the needs of farming operations large and small, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the West Central Florida Agricultural Center, located at 7620 State Road 47, Bushnell.

The AGRItunity 2010 planning committee has designed educational sessions along with trade and equipment show exhibits of interest to agricultural producers of the region. The educational program will start with a general session featuring a successful Central Florida producer and chef that focuses on grass fed beef and poultry production along with agri-tourism.

The livestock breakout session will cover topics such as pastured poultry production, grass fed beef production and marketing, preventative horse health care and pasture management. The crops session will concentrate on subjects such as peaches and other stone fruit, successful heirloom vegetable production systems, basics of bee keeping and food safety considerations for small-scale fruit and vegetable producers. Once again, a trade show featuring products and farm equipment for the small and large Florida farm will be a highlight of the program.

Registration for attendees is available online at http://sumter.ifas.ufl.edu. For more information about the annual conference and trade show, to be placed on the contact list for registration materials, or to become a AGRItunity 2010 sponsor or exhibitor, call Gary K. England (gke@ufl.edu) or Susan Kelly (sakelly@ufl.edu) at (352) 793-2728.

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