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Central Fla. Cooperative Extensions collaborate to host Small-Farm Conference 2007 on May 16

RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2007

TAVARES — The extension offices from Lake, Orange and Seminole counties are hosting a Small-Farm Conference 2007 on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, located at 2725 Binion Road, Apopka.

Pre-registration is required for the conference. To register, call Maggie Jarrell with the Lake County Extension Office at (352) 343-4101. The conference includes a provided lunch and costs $10, or $15 at the door (pre-registration still required). The event features more than 15 speakers discussing a variety of small-farming topics, involving Ornamental, Forestry, Fruit, Vegetable and Livestock production. The complete list of presentation topics are:

10 A.M. — OPENING SESSION
• Requirements for Organic Productions
• Developing a Successful Business Plan
• Greenbelt Agriculture Tax Issues

11:30 A.M. — BREAKOUT SESSIONS
• Marketing and Sales on the Web
• Fruit & Vegetable Marketing
• Farmers' Markets

1 P.M. — BREAKOUT SESSIONS
• Forest Management
• Woody Ornamental Nursery Production
• Producing Trees in Central Florida
• Foliage Production, Pot & Cut
• Stone Fruit
• Producing Vegetables in Central Florida
• Opportunities and Risk in Citrus Production
• Grapes in Florida
• Aquaculture Opportunities
• Pasture Management
• Rabbits
• Feeding Meat Goats

3 P.M. — OPTIONAL RESEARCH STATION TOURS
• Grape Tour
• Foliage Production Tour
• Tree Production Tour

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