FARM & ACREAGE — Upcoming Green Industry Conferences

January 7–9, 2020
Nebraska Turfgrass Association
Location: La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy, La Vista, NE 68128
402-472-5351 •

January 9–11, 2020
A Conference for Beginning & Seasoned Growers
Hosted by University Extension from Mo., Kan., Neb. and Iowa
Location: Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Dr., St Joseph, Mo.

The conference will focus on a wide range of topics for both fruit and/or vegetable growers.
• Jan. 9 workshops – Food safety, Industrial Hemp 101, Honey Bees & Beekeeping, Drip Irrigation, Cultivating Your Legally Resilient Farm
• Jan. 10–11 general tracks – Tree/small fruit, conventional & organic production, vegetable IPM, greenhouse & hydroponics, invasive species, business development, business financing and cut flowers

Keynote: “3 Steps to a Profitable Farm.” Charlotte Smith founded, an online marketing training company helping farmers learn the most current online marketing techniques to grow a successful business. Her book “Farm Marketing from the Heart” is an introduction to the in-depth concepts taught in her twice-annual marketing course. In 2016, Charlotte was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in the World in Food and Agriculture by the non-profit, Food Tank. Charlotte and her husband, Marc Rott, own a farm in St. Paul, Oregon.

Contact Buchanan County Extension Office: 816-279-1691 •