Rural Life Conference Feb. 28 Features 11 Workshops

UAPB News

Carol Sanders |School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Rural LIfe Conference 2014 Web Flash ImagePINE BLUFF, Ark. – The 58th annual Rural Life Conference is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the opening session at 8:45 a.m.

The program features 11 workshops. The conference schedule allows for the attendance of two workshops. Most of the workshops cover two related topics by two different presenters.

At the Buy Local-Buy Fresh Workshop, a local producer will discuss the successful production and marketing of vegetables. Participants will be provided specific information about accessing the public school system market from school officials and learn how high tunnels can help.

Other workshops address the profitability of small cow-calf and ruminant operations and UAPB innovative agriculture projects specifically the sweet potato foundation program, the strawberry project and international programs.

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