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Nevada Small Farm Conference

 
                        
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Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute hosts the
> Nevada Small Farm Conference, March 12-13, at the Fallon campus and
> Fallon Convention Center. Cost is $75 for both days. There is a $20
> late fee for registrations after March 2. Lunch is included.
>>
> The event's featured speaker is author Vance Corum, who brings more
> than 30 years experience as a marketing consultant, researcher, and
> lecturer. He is considered a pioneer in the farmers market industry,
> helping communities establish farmers markets since 1979. Corum is
> co-author of the book, The New Farmers Market, Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities.
>
>> The goal of the two-day conference is to encourage the success and
> viability of small farm operations through educational workshops,
> round table discussions, and networking opportunities. Three
> conference tracks include sessions on business planning,
> direct-marketing beef, hoop house production, egg and poultry production, sales and marketing, and more.
>
>Lattin Farms in Fallon hosts a Friday-night mixer as part of the event.
> The mixer will include Nevada wines, beef, and produce, along with
> light entertainment. Cost is $25.
>>
> The conference is a collaboration of several Nevada agricultural
> organizations that realize the growth potential for the state's small
> farm industry. The organizations include: Western Nevada College;
> Nevada Department of Agriculture; University of Nevada Cooperative
> Extension and College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural
> Resources; Nevada Farm Service Agency; Nevada Natural Resources
> Conservation Service and USDA Rural Development.
>
>> To register or for more information, contact Ann Louhela,
> 775-351-2551, or visit the website, www.wnc.edu/sci.
>
 
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