University of Maryland Extension

Small Farm Conference

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:30pm to Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 - 4:30pm
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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This year a change of venue, to the Student Services Center, provides plenty of room for an extraordinary event.  What hasn’t changed is the mission of the conference, which is to provide a venue for producers, aspiring farmers, landowners and supporters of agriculture to network and learn about opportunities and strategies that promote farm profitability and sustainability as well as successful home gardening.  To be clear, beginning and experienced gardeners will feel right at home.

“Now entering its 12th year, this conference has become a signature agricultural event on Delmarva,” said Berran Rogers, small farm program coordinator.  “It has helped countless participants to either realize their dream of farming or to become more successful at it.” 

Conference participants can look forward to learning about sheep and goat management, beekeeping, growing specialty crops, home food preservation, how to become more business and market savvy, and legal issues and regulations that affect small farms, among other things.  From year to year, conference highlights include networking opportunities, informational sessions, and youth programming, making it a family affair.  Children ages 6 to 12 years old are invited to attend with a registered parent.

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