sfc_logo_transp1-181×300.gif” width=”181″ height=”300″ />NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – The College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences at Tennessee State University along with the USDA/NIFA and the University of Tennessee, will co-host the 6th National Small Farms Conference in Memphis, Tenn.
The conference, “Promoting the Successes of Small Farmers and Ranchers”, will take place Sept 18-20 and will provide the opportunity for small farm activities to be shared, as well as innovative ideas in research, extension and outreach. Participants will include people from Land-grant universities, community-based organizations, agricultural foundations, farming communities, and other public and private sector organizations.
This conference will also serve as a forum to discuss the results of research geared towards addressing challenges facing small farmers and ranchers. During the three-day conference, participants will be provided short courses, oral presentations, exhibits, poster paper presentations and educational tours within Tennessee and Arkansas.
For more information, visit www.tnstate.edu/smallfarmconference.
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