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Posted September 5, 2017 | 2:50 PM

Sage Advice Offered at Farm-Food Conference

Take Away Tips for Small Farmers and Cottage Food Producers

If you've always wanted to farm your own food or share your prize-winning preserves with a larger market, you'll have a chance to learn from the experts at the Tampa Bay Small Farm and Cottage Food Conference on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The conference will offer practical educational sessions taught by farmers, Extension Service agents, and industry representatives. You'll learn tactics to apply immediately to your small or new agriculture operation, and valuable information about emerging markets.

Conference session topics are fruit and vegetable production, livestock, legal and regulatory considerations, marketing, hydroponics, and cottage food laws.

The conference is Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner.

Visit Hillsborough.ifas.ufl.edu/ for more information or to register.