The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host a “Florida Small Farms Conference” series to help small farmers build more efficient operations.

“Attendees will learn about a wide variety of alternative enterprises, marketing options, and other important financial topics that will help them improve their own small farm,” said Bob Hochmuth, the UF/IFAS multi-county agent at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Suwannee Valley. These small farms workshops were designed by UF/IFAS and FAMU county Extension agents and faculty to help small farmers learn more about marketing, business planning, alternative production, worker health and safety, and more.

The Small Farms Conferences will be held at various locations around the state during the next several months. For a detailed list of the locations of the small farms conferences and other small farms resources log on to http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.htm