2010-03-06 / News

Small Farm Conference set for March 12-13

WILMINGTON – The second annual “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference and Trade Show will be held March 12-13 at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. The conference will feature 40 breakout sessions and a trade show for small farmers.

The conference kicks off on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. with a session, “A Night of Organics,” dedicated to organic production.

Breakout sessions on March 13 include: Growing Grapes/ Making Wine; Agritourism Opportunities; Bee Keeping Fundamentals; Poultry Production; Self Help Veterinary Care; Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) – Can they work for me; Fertility Fundamentals; Equipment 101; Food Preservation; Introduction To Aquaculture; Cage Fish Culture; High Bush Blueberry Production; Strawberry Production; Raspberry Production; Agricultural Law Considerations; Fence Line Law; Tax Issues; Orchard Planning for the Small Farm; Pasture and Hay Production; Business Planning; Branding my Agricultural Product; and Grants and Loans.

The program is co-sponsored by OSU Extension Small Farm Program; Wilmington College; Farm Credit Services of Mid- America; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture offices of the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Agriculture Statistic Service and Rural Development.

Registration is $20 on March 12, $50 on March 13 or $60 for both days. For more information, log on to: http://clinton.osu.edu/ top-stories/opening-doors-to-success, or contact OSU Extension educator Tony Nye at nye.1@osu. edu or 937-382-0901.

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