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2015 Nevada Small Farm Conference held Jan. 22-24 in Sparks

By ThisIsReno

Early bird registration deadline is December 31!

Lost City Farm in midtown Reno, Nev., photo courtesy of Nevada Small Farm Conference

Lost City Farm in midtown Reno, Nev., photo courtesy of Nevada Small Farm Conference

Sparks, Nev.—Calling all farmers and ranchers, beginning or experienced, rural or urban, and business and community members: the 2015 Nevada Small Farm Conference has something for everyone at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Jan. 22-24.

Interested in traditional topics such as soils, bee keeping or raising chickens and turkeys?  Or does agritourism, urban farming or the cottage food industry pique your interest?  The Small Farm Conference is lining up the best speakers for 20 sessions and four pre-conference workshops, along with a Friday night social mixer.

There will be four full-day, pre-conference workshops on Thursday, Jan. 22, on topics including: hoop houses; grains for craft distilleries and breweries; maximizing your visibility with social media; and organic farming.

The conference will cover a variety of topics, including livestock and poultry production, food safety, drought and water use, cut flowers, crop diseases, commercial berry production and more.

Workshops and conference sessions will include candid discussions about the challenges facing producers.  Lack of infrastructure, competitive pricing and Nevada’s high-desert climate are among the major challenges. Attendees are encouraged to register early as many of the workshops sell out before the Dec. 31 early bird registration deadline.

Interested in becoming a sponsor or having a booth at the conference?  For sponsorship and exhibit information, conference details and registration information, visit the conference website, www.nevadafarmconference.com, or contact Ann Louhela at 775-250-1339 or [email protected].

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