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Litchfield Hills Farmer's Forum 2018

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Wamogo Regional High School

98 Wamogo Road

Litchfield, CT 06759

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Farmers Forum 2018- 200

A program of nonprofit Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities, Inc.

The Litchfield Hills Farmer's Forum is a one-day, free conference for area farmers. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

This is an opportunity to learn about innovative marketing and management strategies being used with success for key aspects of 21st century farming in New England.

Following a plenary session on "The Changing Landscape of Local Agriculture" and the "Northwest Connecticut Regional Food Hub Update", participants will attend three of the six additional sessions offered on a two-track schedule. Select the three sessions you prefer when you register. We ask that you limit each registration to two people and provide both names for Name tags.


For All Attendees:

8:00- 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

SESSION 1- 9:00-10:15AM Plenary Session (in the Auditorium)

The Changing Landscape of Local Agriculture and Northwest Connecticut Regional Food Hub Update



Then, select your additional sessions:


SESSION 2- 10:30-11:45AM (SELECT ONE of these two) :

  • Drones on Farms? How Farmers are Using Them

OR

  • Season Extension Strategies/Controlled Environment Growing


SESSION 3- 1:00- 2:10PM (SELECT ONE of these two):

  • What Makes an Effective Website for Your Farm

OR

  • Finding Useful Online Resources & Getting One-on-One Expertise to Create Your Business Plan: Two New Free USDA Resources


SESSION 4- 2:15-3:30PM (SELECT ONE of these two):

  • What Works in Using Social Media to Expand Your Customer Base

OR

  • ABC's of Smart Farm Business Planning



Complimentary hot lunch will be served from 11:45-12:45 in the cafeteria.

There are a limited number of spaces. We ask that you limit each registration to two people and provide both names for Name tags. Our 2016 Farmer's Forum for 125 farmers and farming advocates filled up very quickly. We encourage you to register early. Questions? Email Lisa at lhfarmersforum@gmail.com or call 203-460-0659.








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