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6th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference

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This two-day conference will focus on important topics for the farmers that include whole farm planning, season extension, organic practices, finding resources for your farm, seed saving, poultry production and diversifying markets.

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  • Conference
When Feb 04, 2011 07:55 PM to
Feb 05, 2011 07:55 PM
Where St. Paul, MN
Contact Phone 651-433-3676
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St. Paul—The Association for the Advancement of Hmong Women in Minnesota, Minnesota Food Association and USDA-Farm Service Agency will jointly co-host the 6th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference on February 4-5, 2011 at the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Event Hall, 710 Olive Street, St. Paul, MN. The theme of the 2011 Conference is “Planting Seeds for Success on your Farm.”

The two-day conference will focus on important topics for the farmers that include whole farm planning, season extension, organic practices, finding resources for your farm, seed saving, poultry production and diversifying markets. Keynote presenters at the conference will be Dr. Yang Dao, a Hmong scholar and diplomat with a deep understanding of the role of farming in the Hmong community; and Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, has been invited to speak on the importance of small vegetable producers to our economy. Registration is on-line at www.mnfoodassociation.org, or by calling MFA at 651-433-3676, or the Association for the Advancement of Hmong Women in Minnesota at 651-222-0475.

This conference is free to farmers; others $20 for one day or $30 for two days.

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