Extension Educator, Community Development
Brenda E. Derrick
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
June 17, 2009
June 16, 2009
September 15-17, 2009
Hilton Springfield and the Prairie Capital Convention Center
Join your colleagues in Springfield, Illinois and register for the 5th National Small Farm Conference. Hosted by the University of Illinois Extension, the conference will include five short courses, 160 oral and poster presentations, seven tours and over 50 exhibits.
The 5th National Small Farm Conference -- "Roadmap to Success for Small Farmers and Ranchers"-- will be held September 15-17, 2009, at the Hilton Springfield and the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. The conference will provide you with an opportunity to share new ideas in research, extension and outreach and to strengthen collaboration and partnership among your colleagues that are working to support small farmers and ranchers.
The conference registration fee ($250) will cover costs for a registration packet, two breakfasts, two lunches, one reception, one dinner, conference tour, and refreshments at breaks. The Tuesday evening reception will feature an entire menu of local foods, while the other meals and breaks will include some local food items. After August 25, the registration fee will be $300.
You can register for the conference online at http://www.conferences.uiuc.edu/smallfarm or you can pay by check, money order, or purchase order. Fax registration to University of Illinois Conferences and Institutes at 217-333-9561 or mail to Small Farm Conference, Cashiering Office, University of Illinois, 162 Henry Administration Building, 506 S. Wright Street. Urbana, IL 61801.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Springfield and the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. Special hotel group rate registration is $83.00 for a single and $98.00 for a double (plus 12% taxes). Additional guests (over 2) will be $15.00 each.
Reservations should be made directly with the hotel (217-789-1530 or 800-445-8667) and must be received by August 25 to guarantee the institute rate. If making reservations by phone, ask for the "Small Farm" room block.
For more information, contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, Conference Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-968-5512.
June 8, 2009
June 2, 2009