Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

Check out what student Monica Petrella has to say about her experiences at the Florida Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Conference!

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Invasive Species in Florida

Stephanie Stocks from the University of Florida Department of Entomology & Nematology talks about invasive species.

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Community Invasive Species Network

Stephanie Stocks from the University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology talks about Protect U.S. and the Community Invasive Species Network at last year’s conference.

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2013 Florida Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises Conference

Check out what Jamie Burrow from UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center had to say at last year’s conference.

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Save the Date! (2014 Conference)

Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference August 1 – 2, 2014
* Osceola Heritage Park * Kissimmee, FL
What’s Happening?…
« Farm tours
« Exhibits
« Hands-on “Learning Zone”
« Cutting-edge information
« Educational workshops
« Keynote address
« Innovative Farmer Awards
« A celebration of local foods
Who Benefits in Attending?
« Small family farms
« Transitional farmers
« Beginning farmers
« Allied-industry representatives
« Educators and researchers
« Agricultural associations
« Policy-makers
« Foundations
« Anyone interested in becoming a part of, and strengthening, the small farm community in Florida.
Questions?
General Information: Mandy Stage, 352-392-5930, mstage@ufl.edu
Sponsorship Opportunities: Bob Hochmuth, 386-362-1725, bobhoch@ufl.edu
Exhibitor Information: Derek Barber, 386- 752-5384, dlbarber@ufl.edu
Providing Florida Food Products: Robert Kluson, 941-232-3090, rkluson@ufl.edu
Program Content Information: Danielle Treadwell, 352-273-4775, ddtreadw@ufl.edu
small farms tractorVisit the past conference website. The 2014 conference website will be live in February.
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Today is the Day

The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference begins today! We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Meet Our Conference Chefs: David Bearl

Chef David Bearl, who will be baking at this year’s conference, became a member of the UF/IFAS team in December 2012 when he accepted a position as Visiting Associate in Regional Food Systems with the Program for Resource Efficient Communities.

Chef Bearl, who is extremely involved in Farm to School and Farm to Table, offers lectures on these topics in his new role. He has been certified as a culinary educator for over 20 years and was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs in 2010.

During his 35-year professional career, Chef Bearl  has earned the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Culinary Educator and Certified Chef de Cuisine credentials. He currently is employed by UF/IFAS and FDACS Florida Farm to School Partnership as the Statewide Coordinator for Culinary Education.

 

 

 

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