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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

“Backyard Farming” is going to the National Small Farm Conference!

This blog will be featured in the poster session of the 5th National Small Farm Conference on September 15-17 in Springfield, Illinois. Marisa and Dale will be there to present the poster and would love to see any of our readers who would like to come along. The conference is organized by the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of Illinois Extension. With short courses, concurrent sessions, posters, exhibits, and farm tours, this conference provides a wealth of ideas for anyone interested in small farms, even backyard farms.

For more information go to:


Click on “Program Tracks” to see the dozens of interesting and useful topics that will be covered.

For example:
Urban farming
Local food systems
Medicinal plants
Internet marketing
Woman working on the land
Beginning farmers
Incubator kitchens
Season extenders
Poultry production
Small ruminants
The tours of farms will be fascinating. We hope to see you there!



Becca's Dirt said...

Hi - I have just finished most of your chicken articles. I ordered 6 chicks yesterday from My Pet Chicken. These are my first and I am looking forward to the arrival of my little babies. I will be back for more... Becca

marisa said...

Good luck to you Becca! I'm sure you won't regret your decision to get chickens. Keep us updated on your success!

Dale said...


I hope you like your chickens as much as we all do. Best wishes.

Little Ant said...

The conference sounds like it will be great. As someone relatively new to homesteading I see so many topics of interest. Can't wait to hear about what you learned there. Just found this site and I'm really enjoying your blog.