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Athens Land Trust Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Athens Land Trust
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Feb 10 8:00AM - 5:00PM

The Athens Land Trust presents the Sustainable Agriculture Conference in collaboration with UGA Extension, Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS).

The goal of this conference is to help new, beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged and otherwise underserved producers network and develop key resources to ensure economic stability and viability.

For more information, visithttp://www.athenslandtrust.org/recent/sustainable-agriculture-conference/


Topics covered include:

  • Farm Business Development

  • Land Equity

  • Urban Farming

  • Value-added Production Strategies

  • Farming and Technology

  • Next Generation Farmers

  • USDA Programs (FSA, NRCS)

  • Farming as a Career

  • Farm Business Opportunities for Socially Disadvantaged Groups


Schedule*

*subject to change

Friday, February 9th, Farm Tours Available

Friday will be a day for farm tours and field trips. If you will be attending Friday's events in addition to Saturday's conference, please let us know here:https://goo.gl/forms/d0iDWfq1zy7OKi7k2

10:00AM-10:45AM Meet at West Broad Market Garden for Tour

11:00AM-11:45AM Visit and Tour Williams Farm

11:45AM-12:00PM Return to West Broad

12:00PM-1:15PM Lunch on your own, meet back at West Broad for shuttle to next site

1:30PM-2:15PM Field Trip 1: UGArden

2:30PM-3:30PM Field Trip 2: Farmland Protection Project

3:30PM-4:30PM Field Trip 3: UGA Organic Farm (Oconee County)

4:30PM-5:00PM Return to West Broad


Saturday, February 10th, Conference

8:00AM-9:00AM Registration and Coffee/Light Breakfast

9:00AM-9:15AM Welcome Address

9:15AM-10:15AM Panel Discussion: The State of Georgia Small Farm Economy

10:30AM-11:30AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:30PM-12:45PM Lunch and Keynote Presentation

12:45PM-1:45PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:00PM-3:00PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:10PM-4:10PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:10PM-5:00PM Closing Remarks, Raffle Prizes, Last chance to see exhibitors

5:00PM Conference Ends

Breakout Tracks include Conservation and Land Ownership, Composting and Food Safety Certification, Farm Business Development, and Sustainable Agriculture.

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