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Acadiana Small Farm Conference, November 30 – Lafayette, LA

Contact:
Holly L. Martien
318-473-7762


Limited Space Available—Reserve Your Spot Today!

LAFAYETTE, November 15, 2012 – The first Acadiana Small Farm Conference will be hosted in Lafayette, Louisiana, on November 30, 2012, at the ULL Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology.  Farmers and ranchers from throughout Acadiana are invited to attend and learn more about the benefits of native plants; enhancing wildlife habitat on their farms, ranches, and forest lands; funding sources; reducing operation costs and increasing profits; and ensuring sustainability.  There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided.

In addition to sessions presented by Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Department of Agriculture experts, local farmers and ranchers will lead a roundtable discussion of issues important to small farms and ranches in Louisiana.

The ULL Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology is located at 703 Thoroughbred Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana.  Conference check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. on November 30; conference sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.; and the conference ends at 4:00 p.m.

To reserve a spot at the first Acadiana Small Farm Conference or to find out more information about the conference, call or e-mail:  (318) 240-0107 or angie@acadianarcd.com before November 28, 2012.

Partner agencies supporting this conference include the Acadiana RC&D Council, USDA agencies in Louisiana, Louisiana Native Plant Initiative, McNeese State University, Audubon, Ducks Unlimited, and USDA Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program.

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