2011 Agenda Sessions with Speaker Presentations

Educational Posters

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
for the next FL Small Farms Conference!
July 27-29, 2012 | Kissimmee, Florida
More information will be forthcoming in 2012.

 

Agenda-at-a-Glance Click here for printable PDF

Registration is required to this event.
Pre-conference Registration is closed, you are invited to register onsite.

Friday – July 15, 2011

 

Friday Events Consist of Setup, and OPTIONAL Pre-Conference Workshops, Tours.
The CONFERENCE begins with the Evening Exhibit Preview
and Reception for Conference Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors.

 

Refer to the Saturday and Sunday Agenda for the CONFERENCE Educational Program and Activities.

 

10:00am-5:00pm

Livestock Educational Demonstrators ONLY: Animal Arrival and Housing
KVLS Pavilion

 

10:00am-5:00pm

 Food Safety Plan Workshop (Optional)
Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual
Pre-registration required; Space is limited

 

10:00am-5:00pm

 Beginning Farmer to Rancher Workshop (Optional)
 Pre-registration required; Space is limited

 

1:00pm-5:00pm

EXHIBITORS ONLY - Registration Open for Exhibitor Arrival and Setup
Exhibition Hall and Exhibit Area A

 

 

MEETINGS

 

Time

1:00pm-5:00pm (Variable); See Below for actual times

 

Location

Extension Services Building

KVLS Pavilion

Exhibition Building

 

162

160/161

Kissimmee C

Kissimmee AB

St. Cloud B

 

 

Reserved for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Workshop
10am - 5 pm

Reserved for Food Safety Plan Workshop
10am - 5pm

This Area Not Available

Small Farms Stakeholder Capacity Building Meeting; (Invitation Only)

IPM NRCS Agency Roundtable (Invitation Only) 1pm- 5pm

Florida Food Policy Council
3 pm-5 pm

 

Time

OPTIONAL FARM TOURS (Pre-registration required)

 

1:00pm-5:00pm

Livestock  Tour

Horticulture Tour

 

Tour Information

Tour Information

 
 

5:00pm-7:00pm

Conference Registration Opens

 
5:00pm-7:00pm Exhibit Preview and Opening Reception
for Conference Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors
 

Saturday – July 16, 2011

 

7:00-9:00am

Registration; Morning Refreshments, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Barn

 

9:00-9:45am

Conference Kick-Off and Innovative Farmer Awards

 

9:45-11:00am

Break, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Barn

 

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

 

Time

11:00-12:00

11:00-12:30

 

 

PROTECTED AGRICULTURE

BUSINESS & MARKETING

LIVESTOCK

HORTICULTURE

ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE FARMING

POLICY & REGULATIONS

 

Location

Extension Services Building

KVLS Pavilion

Exhibition Building

 

 

General Principles in Protected Ag and Types of Structures

Market Research at Your Fingertips

Stocking Rate: The Key to Successful Livestock Production

Irrigation & Nutrient Mngmnt: Keeping Water & Nutrients in the Crop Root Zone

Advancing IPM and Sustainable Agriculture Practices on Your Farm

Food Policy Councils 101

 

Noon-2:00pm

Florida’s Finest: A Celebration of Local Food - Lunch Provided.
Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Barn
Exhibition Building / Livestock located in KVLS Pavilion

 

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

 

Time

1:30-3:00

2:00-3:00

 

 

PROTECTED AGRICULTURE

BUSINESS & MARKETING

LIVESTOCK

HORTICULTURE

ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE FARMING

POLICY & REGULATIONS

 

Location

Extension Services Building

KVLS Pavilion

Exhibition Building

 

 

Crop Management and Cultural Practices under Protective Structures

Intro to Cooperatives (Co-ops): A beginner’s guide to business cooperatives for farming success

Weed Control for Small Acreages

Growing and Marketing Specialty Tree Fruits

Using Mycorrhizae Fungi to Improve Water and Nutrient Management

Selling into Wholesale Markets Part 1: Wholesale Success

 

3:00-4:30

 Afternoon Break, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Barn
Exhibition Building / Livestock located in KVLS Pavilion

 

 

 Exhibit Hall Closes at 4:30pm; Exhibitors break down (Exhibit hall is not open Sunday)

 

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

 

Time

4:30-5:30

4:30-5:30

 

 

PROTECTED AGRICULTURE

BUSINESS & MARKETING

LIVESTOCK

HORTICULTURE

ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE FARMING

POLICY & REGULATIONS

 

Location

Extension Services Building

KVLS Pavilion

Exhibition Building

 

 

Managing Pests under Protected Agriculture 

Grow Your Bottom Line – Managing Processes to Increase Profitability

Game Bird Production on Small Acreages 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) 

Agricultural Equipment for Small Vegetable Farms 

Selling into Wholesale Markets Part 2: Meet the Buyer 

 

 

 Livestock Barn Closes at 6:00pm

 

5:30-8:00

Networking Social

 

 

Entertainment, Beverages and Hors d'oeuvres
Exhibition Building, lunch area

 

Sunday – July 17, 2011

 

 

7:30am-9:00am

Breakfast - Exhibition Building; Exhibit Hall B

 

 

In-Depth Workshops and Farmer to Farmer Roundtable

 

Time

9:00-10:45

 

Location

Extension Services Building

KVLS Pavilion

Exhibition Building

 

 

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Roundtable

The Role of Birds, Bees and Bats in Farming

Ag Exemptions, Right to Farm, and Other Regulations

How to be Heard in a Noisy World

Selling Produce and Value-Added Farm Products: Do I need a Permit

Future Opportunities and Challenges of Protected Ag in Florida

 

10:45am-11:00am

Break - Lobby of Exhibition Building

 

 

In-Depth Workshops and Farmer to Farmer Roundtable

 

Time

11:00-12:00

 

Location

Extension Services Building

KVLS Pavilion

Exhibition Building

 

 

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Roundtable

The Role of Birds, Bees and Bats in Farming

Ag Exemptions, Right to Farm, and Other Regulations

How to be Heard in a Noisy World

Selling Produce and Value-Added Farm Products: Do I need a Permit

Future Opportunities and Challenges of Protected Ag in Florida

 

12:00pm

Conference Adjourns

 

Food Safety Plan Workshop
Introductory Beginning Farmer Workshop
Horticulture Tour
Livestock Tour
2011 Conference Sponsors
Exhibitors
Educational Posters

Registration
Food and Beverage Contributors
Outstanding Scholarship Contributors

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