Small Acreage Conference
Small Acreage Conference Scheduled for Fort Calhoun Sponsored by the Alternative Growers Group A non-profit 501 (3) c corporation “Acreage Survival Skills” will be the theme for a Small Acreage Conference scheduled to be held in Fort Calhoun on Saturday, January 18, 2014. According to Alternative Growers Group spokesperson Jim Peterson, the conference will be held at Schwertley Hall on the campus of St. Johns Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Calhoun. Registration for the conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the concurrent session beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until 4:00 p.m. Paul Rohrbaugh of Steinauer, Nebraska will be the keynote speaker and also one of the concurrent speakers. Paul is the former Executive Secretary for the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, markets a variety of livestock products to direct markets in Nebraska and is very well known in sustainable agriculture circles in Nebraska. His keynote address will be entitled “How did we get it so wrong” with a concurrent talk on “Think your farm is full – Think again”. A variety of topics of interest to small landowners will be the focus of the conference. Beginning the conference will be a panel discussion by three Washington County acreage owners on the topic of “Acreage Survival Skills”. Other concurrent topics will include “Growing and Using Herbs”, “Farmers Markets”, “Pastured Pork”, “High Tunnels”, “Bee Keeping”, “Hops Production,” and “Community Supported Agriculture” Washington County Acreage Owner Growers will be the predominant speakers during the conference. A limited number of invited commercial and educational booths will also be a part of the conference. The Tri Ts will have a selection of food items for participants to purchase throughout the day. A ten dollar registration fee is asked for those registering prior to the conference and $15.00 for those registering at the door. Registration forms can be obtained by e-mailing Jerry or Sandy Grove at email@example.com or by phone at (402) 468-5598. The program is being funded in part by a grant from the Blair Community Foundation.
215 No 13th Str, Fort Calhoun, NE 68023