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Conference on small farms coming March 6

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START YOUR JOURNEY: The Starting and Improving Farms Conference will be held virtually from March 6 to 10. Participants will learn what’s required to begin a farm, and connect with Extension resources to get started.
New and beginning farmers will learn what’s required to start a farm business.

Potential farmers as well as small-scale and part-time producers are encouraged to attend the virtual Starting and Improving Farms Conference, which will detail various aspects of agricultural production and help individuals in their farm journey.

This conference will be from March 6 to 10 with various timed sessions that participants can join to learn more about specific practices.

For new and beginning farmers, participants will learn what is required to begin a farm business, discover what products Penn State Extension has that will assist with these decisions, and connect with educators and staff that are available to help.

For existing and diversifying farmers, participants will learn in-depth information to guide the diversification or expansion decision, discover avenues to expand research into a potential venture, and connect with educators and staff that are available to help.

Registration is required to receive the links to access the conference webinars. Webinar recordings will be distributed to all registrants for convenient, on-demand viewing.

Topics include marketing, financial management, land access, agritourism, agricultural alternatives, livestock production, crop production, soil science, poultry production, pest management, food safety and organic production.

The cost to participate is $25. To learn more or register, visit extension.psu.edu/starting-and-improving-farms-conference.

Registration closes at 11 a.m. March 6.

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