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AGRICULTURE: “SUSTAINING A LEGACY FOR LIFE”

CONFERENCE PURPOSE
The Small Farmers Conference 2009 will continue in its objective to be a part of the educational outreach efforts to the citizens of Mississippi. This year the conference convenes in Mississippi’s historic capitol city, Jackson. The Regency Hotel and Conference Center will house our guests and participants as we launch our 18h year session. The exciting Theme: “Agriculture: Sustaining A Legacy For Life” fully exemplifies the direction the conference takes this year. There are several exciting learning sites and continuing education tracks that will be both informational and fun for the participants. This statewide conference will focus on assisting participants in creatively starting new enterprises on their farms and gaining a wealth of knowledge through new marketing strategies and business opportunities. We encourage farmers, cooperatives, and women in business to attend this conference. Educational professionals, non-profit development specialists, federal and state agriculture and business development staff and others that provide rural business development assistance are also asked to attend.

SAVE THE DATE
March 30-April 1, 2009

Alcorn State University Extension Program’s 2009 Small Farmers Conference is held in cooperation with the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives/Center for Cooperative Development.

Goals and Objectives
1. To redirect the cooperatives message as a means to achieve financial success and educate participants on how to create wealth thru asset building To provide networking, marketing opportunities and introduce new technology To provide demonstrations through educational learning sites and to make changes based upon research based data To expose participants to funding opportunities available for a variety of farm practices by introducing new and innovative farm ing enterprise To encourage participants to participate in programs available to assist their farm enterprises To promote certification programs that will enhance farm busi ness and personal growth

ASU SMALL FARMERS CONFERENCE 2009

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If you have any questions about the conference and registration, contact us at 601-3542750 or 601-877-6128. We look forward to sharing with you ideas for an enjoyable conference on the move!

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Continuing Education Courses
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Artificial Insemination Forestry Management 101 Farm Service Agency Vendors Borrowers Training Private Chemical Pesticide Certification

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Conference Tracks
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Youth In Agriculture Component Women In Business Coop Development Marketing Family and Health Issues