The production on small acreage has been increasing over the past few years. While a lot of information is out there, research and production information is constantly being updated and changed. The Profit & Production Small Farm Expo, conducted by the University of Tennessee Extension, is designed for farmers with limited land resources who strive to maximize their production potential. The sessions in this expo will focus on maximizing land usage through increased knowledge in production and marketing practices for crops and livestock suitable on small acreage. Participants will be able to create a personalized track with five breakout sessions and a trade show.
Profit & Production Small Farm Expo breakout sessions include:
- Seeds for Successful Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables
- “Free Money” Programs to Help Your Farm!
- Companion Planting With Herbs
- Proactive Farming using Diagnostic Services
- Hal’s Top 10 Tax Considerations
- Making Vegetables Produce
- Keeping Honey Bees – Where to Start
- The Basics of Raising Beef Cattle is Not That Basic
- Beating the Market! Success Strategies for Livestock Marketing
- Basic Retail and Wholesale Meat Sales Regulations
- Tree and Small Fruit Production
- Hemp 101
- Opportunities for Processing Your Pastured Poultry
- Where did My Animals Go? Building Strong Fences
- Forage Production Basics
- Tractor and Equipment Purchases: Things to Look for and Consider Before You Buy
- Backyard Poultry Production: From Egg to Hen
- Introduction to Organic Production
- Introduction to Small Ruminant Enterprises
The Profit & Production Small Farm Expo will be held at UT Brehm Animal Science Building, 2506 River Drive in Knoxville, Tenn. on May 7, 2016, beginning at 8:15 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is required by May 2, 2016 along with the registration fee of $25. For a brochure or registration information, you can contact your local UT Extension office or David Bilderback at (865) 200-4545. The brochure and session description can also be found at https://tiny.utk.edu/profit.
Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu. This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.