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Small ag conference returns to Jenny Wiley

Ralph B. Davisrdavis@civitasmedia.com

February 5, 2013

PRESTONSBURG — Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is joining with the Floyd County Farmer’s Market, Community Farm Alliance, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development and Grow Appalachia to offer a day of workshops on how to save and earn money through small-scale farming.


The 2013 Growing Appalachia conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at the Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. The event is free and open to the public, but KFTC suggests a $10 donation from each adult participant to help defray costs.


The purpose of the conference is to give beginners and experienced growers tips they can use to save money or start a business. Throughout the day, there will workshops on topics such as:


• Extending the growing season


• Collecting wild edibles and medicinals


• Renewable energy


• Canning


• Farm shares


• Energy efficiency


• Organic gardening


• Dairy production


• Energy-efficient homes


Those interested in attending the conference are asked to register online at www.kftc.org/growing or by calling (606) 878-2161.