Workshop offers info
for rural landowners
and small farmers
The Sixth Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, offers opportunities for rural landowners, small farmers and individuals who are considering a farm enterprise.
Participants can choose from a variety of educational topics from three tracts: small farm, conservation and entrepreneurship.
The small farm tract focuses primarily on fruit crops. Growing strawberries, raspberries, apples and pears will be discussed in addition to a session on beginning beekeeping.
The conservation tract focuses on starting a prairie and invasive species control and includes a panel of local, state and federal government agencies representatives and their programs.
The entrepreneurship tract offers education on marketing options for small farms including starting a CSA (community supported agriculture) and selling at farmers' markets.
A session on selling to customers from your farm will also be offered as well as sessions on growing mushrooms and how to use uncommon vegetables.
A free electronic waste recycling event will be held in conjunction with the conference from 8-11 a.m. Electronic waste includes computers, cell phones, TVs, electronic toys and anything with a cord. Electronic waste will be collected in the parking lot.
The program will be held at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol and will run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Costs for the program are $20 per person and $15 for youth between the ages of 14 and 18. Costs increase by $5 after the October 26 early bird deadline. Lunch is included with the registration fee.
Registration information and the brochure are available at: http://kenosha.uwex.edu/2012/01/12/2012-rural-landowner-conference/.
For questions, contact Rose Skora, 262-857-1945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.