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Small Farmers Work Conference 2-27-2010

Contact: Julie B. Yates, Director of Communications, Marketing, and Outreach

Auburn, Ala, February 19, 2010

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program, and the Wilcox County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a Small Farmers Work Conference, Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lower Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Camden, Alabama. 

Presentations will be given by NRCS, Farm Service Agency, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, and the Alabama Farmers Market Authority.  Producers can learn about program availability, conservation planning, and eligibility requirements.  Representatives from the various agencies will be on hand to answer questions.  Other topics include Organic Certifications; Value Added, Direct Marketing and Related Marketing Issues for Farmers; Heir Property and Possible Solutions; and Forestry Carbon Credit.  A concurrent health fair will also be conducted on this day. 

For additional information on conservation programs available in your community, visit NRCS online at or your local NRCS office listed in the telephone book under U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Questions concerning the conference should be directed to the Natural Resources Conservation Service at: 334-682-4116.

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