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Friday – July 27, 2012
10:00am-5:00pm Livestock Educational Demonstrators ONLY: Animal Arrival and Housing
KVLS Pavilion
1:00-5:00pm Conference Registration Open / Exhibitor Move-in
Exhibition Building
  Concurrent Programs: Farm Tours, Presentations and Workshops
Time 1:00-5:00 2:00-5:00
Type Farm Tours
Limited Space
Advance registration only
Presentations and Workshops
  FULL
Horticulture Tour: Green Sky Growers & Aquatic Eco-Systems
Livestock Tour: Ashley’s Farm & Double C Bar Ranch Taking the Mystery Out of a Food Safety Audit Building Capacity for Local Food Systems  Starting and Managing Successful Farmer's Markets Florida Farm to School Programs Community Gardens
5:00-7:00pm Exhibit Preview and Opening Reception
for Conference Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors
Exhibition Building, Exhibit Area A
 
Saturday – July 28, 2012
7:00-9:00am Registration; Morning Refreshments, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Arena
9:00-10:00am Conference Kick-Off and Keynote by Michael Shuman
10:00-11:00am Break, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Arena
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Time 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:30
   BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER HYDROPONICS LIVESTOCK  HORTICULTURE ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE FARMING THE BUSINESS OF FARMING
  Building a Business and Marketing Plan Fine Tuning Nutrient Solution and Irrigation Management FAMACHA Training and General Parasite Control in Small Livestock Drip Irrigation Design and Nutrient Uptake Capturing the Organic Market Passing Down the Farm
Noon-2:00pm Florida’s Finest: A Celebration of Local Food - Lunch Provided;
12:45-1:15pm INNOVATIVE FARMER AWARDS
Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Arena
Exhibition Building / Livestock located in KVLS Pavilion
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Time 1:30-3:00 2:00-3:00
   BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER HYDROPONICS LIVESTOCK  HORTICULTURE ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE FARMING THE BUSINESS OF FARMING
  Healthy Soils Healthy Farms Choosing Varieties for Hydroponic Production The Value of using Heritage Breeds in Livestock and Poultry Production Low Cost Production Solutions Organic Pest Management Setting a Price through Break-even Analysis
3:00-4:30pm  Afternoon Break, Visit Exhibitors, View Posters, Visit Livestock Arena
Exhibition Building / Livestock located in KVLS Pavilion
 Exhibit Hall Closes at 4:30pm; Exhibitors break down (NO EXHIBITS ON SUNDAY)
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Time 4:30-5:30 4:30-5:30
   BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER HYDROPONICS LIVESTOCK  HORTICULTURE ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE FARMING THE BUSINESS OF FARMING
  Selecting Crops to Fit Your Farm Marketing Plan Biological and Chemical Insect Control in Greenhouses Small Ruminant Production for Value Added Products Cut Flower/Foliage Production Alternative Soil Management Farmer to Farmer Strategic Enterprise Assessments
Livestock Barn Closes at 6:00pm (NO LIVESTOCK ON SUNDAY)
5:30-8:00pm Networking Social: Entertainment, Hors d'oeuvres and Beverages
Featuring Mark Gaignard with the mr. ainsworth band
Exhibition Building, Exhibit Area B (Lunch area)
 
Sunday – July 29, 2012
EXHIBITS, POSTERS  AND LIVESTOCK NOT AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY
7:30-9:00am Continental Breakfast
Exhibition Building; Exhibit Hall B
  Presentations, Demonstrations and Hands-on, and Discussions
Time 9:00-10:45
  Renewable Energy Opportunities for Your Farm Hydroponics 101 Pastured Poultry Good Bug
Bad Bug
ID
Florida's Cottage Food Industry and Beyond Specialty Mushrooms as an Enterprise
10:45-11:00am Break - Lobby of Exhibition Building
  Sessions Continue (Part 2)
Time 11:00-12:00
  Renewable Energy Opportunities for Your Farm Hydroponics 101 Pastured Poultry Good Bug
Bad Bug
ID
Florida's Cottage Food Industry and Beyond Specialty Mushrooms as an Enterprise
12:00pm Conference Adjourns

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