Rural Landowner Conference to be held in Bristol Nov. 3

The 6th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov.3 will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational topics from three tracts: small farm, conservation and entrepreneurship.

The program will be held at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol and will run from 8:00 am -3:00 pm.

The small farm tract will focus primarily on growing fruit crops. Growing strawberries, raspberries, apples and pears will be discussed in addition to a session on beginning beekeeping. The conservation tract will focus on starting a prairie, invasive species control and will include a panel of local, state and federal government agencies representatives and their programs. The entrepreneurship tract will offer education on marketing options for small farms including starting a CSA (community supported agriculture) and selling at farmers’ markets. A session on selling to customers from your farm will also be offered as well as growing mushrooms and a session on how to use uncommon vegetables.

In addition to the educational sessions, a free electronic waste recycling event will be held in conjunction with the conference from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Electronic waste includes computers, cell phones, tv’s, electronic toys and anything with a cord. Electronic waste will be collected in the parking lot.

Costs for the program are $20/person and $15 for youth between the ages of 14 and 18. Costs increase by $5 after the Oct. 26 early bird deadline. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Registration information as well as the brochure is available at: 2012/01/12/2012-rural-landowner-conference/ For questions, please contact Rose Skora, 262-857-1945 or UW-Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA. To ensure equal access, please make requests for reasonable accommodations to any of the above mentioned persons.


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