Utah State University Extension sponsors the Urban and Small Farms Conference February 21 to 23 at the Viridian Center in West Jordan.
According to Ruby Ward, USU Extension agriculture entrepreneurship specialist, the workshop is designed for both beginning and experienced farmers. The conference will provide farmers with the latest information and research while giving them the chance to get individual questions answered by experts.
“Small farms are an important part of Utah’s economy,” Ward said. “This conference provides the chance for farmers to ask questions, gather information and learn how to grow and develop their farms.”
A pre-conference event focusing on micro-scale farming will take place on Wednesday. Thursday’s sessions include information about growing vegetables for both advanced and beginning farmers, growing grapes, local foods, advanced growing in high tunnels and presentations by the USDA. Friday will include sessions about berries, developing an animal farm plan, composting, veterinarian relationships, chickens and a special “Ask the Expert” round table discussion to end the conference.
Registration fee is $30 per day or $50 for the whole event. After February 14, the per-day price increases to $35. Registration for the pre-conference event is $10 or free with the registration of one or both days. To register and for more information, visit diverseag.org.
For further information, contact Ward at (435) 797-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Viridian Center is located at 8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan.
Writer: Shelby Ruud, email@example.com
Contact: Ruby Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org
USU Extension Protects Sage-grouse by Clearing Confiers
Research published by Utah State University Extension specialists shows that the removal of invading conifer trees from sagebrush habitats could help boost success for nesting and brooding sage-grouse.Read More
USU Extension Hosts Farm Profitability Conference
Utah State University Extension sponsors a workshop on beginning and small farm profitability strategies on February 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eccles Conference Center on the USU Logan campus.Read More
Ask an Expert: Seven Tips to Keep Birds from Hitting Your Windows
Every year in the United States, it is estimated that nearly 600 million birds are killed from flying into windows. Some researchers say that number may be as high as 988 million, which is approximately 10 percent of the bird population in the country.Read More