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Posted by: Dennis Hinkamp on Feb 6, 2014

USU Extension Sponsors Urban and Small Farms Conference

Writer: Julene Reese, 435-797-0810

Contact: Katie Wagner, 801-468-3178

 

USU Extension Sponsors Urban and Small Farms Conference

            LOGAN - Utah State University Extension sponsors the 2014 Urban and Small Farms Conference Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens Visitor Center, 3900 N. Garden Drive in Lehi. An Organic Growing Workshop is featured the first day and breakout sessions the second day.

Breakout session topics include vegetables, protected cultivation, farm to table, aquaponics, management and land leasing, and challenges and opportunities in selling local meat and poultry. The Utah Berry Growers Association meetings are held on Thursday morning.

According to conference organizer Katie Wagner, USU Extension assistant professor of horticulture, Salt Lake County, the conference will attract a broad range of local food enthusiasts. 

            Registration fee is $20 per day if paid by Feb. 12 and $30 per day after that date.

            For registration forms and to see a draft of the program, visit http://www.diverseag.org/. Contact Katie Wagner with questions at 801-468-3178 or Katie.wagner@usu.edu or Tessa Groff at Tessa.groff@usu.edu.

 

  

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