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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NH Small Family Farm Conference

Here's the info for the upcoming NH Small Family Farm Conference in Concord on Thursday January 6th.  This event will open for registrations at 8:45 am and run through till 3:30 pm.

Equipping Yourself for Farm Ownership
This one day workshop will cover topics ranging from:

  • Launching a Farm Venture
  • Leasing Land to Get a Start
  • Business Ownership Options
  • Financing Your Purchase
  • Protecting Your Investment with Insurance
Lorraine S. Merrill, NH Commissioner of Agriculture will speak about "The State of New Hampshire Agriculture."

Two panel discussion will take place:
How We Made the Transition to Farming
Heidi Martin, Higher Ground Alpacas
Dave Stewart, McClary Hill Farm
Scott Cannella, Durocher Farm

Beginning Farmer Organizations
Kate Kerman, Small & Beginning Farmers of New Hampshire
Tiffany Briggs, NH Farm Bureau Young Farmer Program
Samantha Stoddard, Farm Credit East FarmStart Program

To learn more, see the brochure.
On-line registration is available.

Holiday Inn - 172 Main St., Concord NH View Map

Fee: $25

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension, USDA Risk Management Agency, NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and the USDA.

For more information:
Contact Mike Sciabarrasi at 603-862-3234 or mike.sciabarrasi@unh.edu


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