Added by on 2019-02-26

All Florida farmers are faced with similar economic challenges such as direct and indirect costs of land, energy and farming inputs. Staying current with new regulations, Best Management Practices, and the most cost effective business and marketing strategies are often overlooked due to time and financial constraints. This conference will expose the small farmer to the most current information and networking opportunities to address these issues. Benefits to small farmers include: Discover the latest products and technologies to: • Increase your productivity • Diversify your operations • Reduce production costs • Increase your profitability Listen to cutting-edge presentations that address: • Productivity challenges • Marketing issues • The future of the industry Network with other small producers to find solutions and share information. The conference goals are to: • Provide current educational and research information • Provide a forum for discussion of small farm challenges • Identify potential solutions • Make this information widely available to small farmer. Who should attend: Small farmers, allied industry representatives, researchers, educators, institutional members, policy-makers, small farm commodity associations, foundations, and others interested in strengthening the small farm community in Florida. Partners: Two Land Grant Universities: The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Florida A&M University are your proud hosts of the conference. Farmers in a village in Herat Province see a boost in their harvests thanks to a rehabilitated irrigation system and by adopting best practices in water usage. These are some of the positive outcomes of the On-Farm Water Management Project, which undertook the rehabilitation of the village irrigation canal. The project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, works to improve agricultural productivity by enhancing the efficiency of water use. It is supported by a grant from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund. *** TRANSCRIPT: […]

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