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Md.'s Small Farm Conference Nov. 5

October 11, 2005

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host a Small Farm Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Student Services Center on the campus in Princess Anne.

Sessions addressing the needs of seasoned and beginner farmers include:

  • Family Farm Estate Planning

  • Financial Management, especially taxable returns and retirement planning

  • Niche markets, including agritourism, edible flowers, high tunnel greenhouses, and livestock crossbreeding

  • Crop insurance, on-farm processing, and tobacco as an alternative crop



Admission, including a lunch, costs $25 per person if paid by Oct. 21; $35 after that.

The conference is coordinated by the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered through Maryland Cooperative Extension.

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