Baton Rouge, LA – The SU Ag Center will hold its second Annual Louisiana Small Farmer Conference at A. O. Williams Hall, Southern University Ag Center, Baton Rouge, from March 15-17. The theme for this year’s conference is “Building Capacity of Louisiana’s Small Family Farms.” The general session will focus on ways to building capacity of Louisiana’s small family farms and several concurrent sessions, will be held. The conference will begin with a preconference session of farm tours in Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge Parishes. Other topics will be covered such as food safety, record keeping, succession planning, mentoring the next generation of producers, cooperative development, diversification, USDA programs and services, and accessing new and emerging markets.
The conference is open to new and beginning farmers, small farmers, agricultural business owners, community leaders, non-profit organizations, and community-based organizations.
The conference registration fee is $25 and exhibitor registration fee is $200.00. The registration forms are attached herewith.
For more information, please contact Dr. Dawn Mellion-Patin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 225-771-3532 or Zanetta Augustine at 771-2591