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Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 00:16:43 -0500
SUSTAINABLE EARTH, INC.
a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to economic development through agriculture
100 Georgton Ct., W.Lafayette IN 47906
tel. (765)463-9366 fax (765)497-0164
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION
October 5, 1998 Steve Bonney, (765) 463-9366
MIDWEST SMALL FARM CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW
Farmers and consumers will be converging upon the Hamilton County
Fairgrounds in Noblesville, Indiana, on December 5, 1998, for the Midwest
Small Farm Conference and Trade Show. Among the presenters are several
farmers who have authored numerous books and articles related to small
farm agriculture and their areas of expertise.
A conference highlight will be a rare appearance of the noted
small farm advocate and author Gene Logsdon, who will deliver the keynote
presentation and be available to sign some of his many books, including
The Contrary Farmer, At Nature's Pace and his latest book due out soon.
Andy Lee, author of Backyard Market Gardening and the recently
published second edition of Chicken Tractor, will offer cutting edge
thinking about permaculture and whole farm planning in his presentation
entitled, "Designing Your Farm as if the Future Really Mattered."
Low cost, forage based production strategies will be the basis of
presentations by dairyman Dave Forgey, pastured hog farmer Greg Gunthorp,
and free range poultry farmer, Herm Beck-Chenowith. Forgey is one of the
leading experts on managed intensive grazing that has broad applicability
to reduce the cost of livestock production while yielding conservation
benefits. Gunthorp and Beck-Chenowith have shown the way to lower
production costs and the differentiation of livestock that is in
ever-increasing demand by consumers.
And how about a Midwest shrimp industry? Tony Musgrave will share
his experiences with this production strategy that has huge market
potential, linking farm profitability and good health for consumers. Also
on the agenda is Steve Bonney's session on how to develop personal and
community food systems by linking farmers and consumers in the local
Several sessions will feature organic production and marketing of
vegetables and specialty crops that occupy niches for value-added
agriculture. A session on organic grain production and organic
certification will be offered for those looking for strategies that
capture a premium in the cash grain marketplace.
The trade show will feature many exhibitors with tools, products
and information for small farmers and specialty enterprises. Additionally,
resource materials on a variety of subjects will be available.
This is an opportunity for farmers and consumers to come together
to learn how to develop strategies that ensure the viability of small
family farms and food systems that support healthy people.
To receive registration materials and information about the conference,
contact the sponsor, Sustainable Earth, at 100 Georgton Ct, West Lafayette
IN 47906. Telephone (765) 463-9366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration cost is $15 per person or $20 for the entire family.
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