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Join us for the 2021 SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting @ Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm

The SWFLSFN meeting is back!

The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network meeting is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Agents in the region.

It’s a great opportunity to connect with fellow farmers and food entrepreneurs and see first hand the challenges and opportunities involved in food production.

We’ll start the day with a farmer-led tour of Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm in Lee County.

Then we will have a producer’s meeting and UF/IFAS Extension will present on member-selected topics that include, but are not limited to: cottage food law updates, food safety, direct marketing strategies, regional branding, regulation and policy issues, diversified farming systems and more!

We will end the day with a pot-luck lunch and seed swap, so please bring something to share! (no refrigeration)

Hope to see you there!

Meeting Details
When: Monday, October 4th 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: 8250 Nalle Grade Road, North Fort Myers,
Cost: Free
Registration and agenda: 2021 Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network Meeting Tickets, Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite
Contact: Jessica Ryals @ 239-252-4811 or jessicaryals@ufl.edu

Tentative Agenda
9:00-9:15         Introductions

9:15- 10:15       Tour of Rosy Tomorrow’s Farm

10:15-11:45       Producer’s Meeting (producer driven topics)

11:45-12:30       Guest speakers/announcements

12:30-1:00         Potluck Lunch, Networking & Seed Swap

Check out the UF/IFAS Extension Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises website for more networking information! https://smallfarm.ifas.ufl.edu/networking/

And learn how the SWFLSFN began: The Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network (SWFSFN) – UF/IFAS Florida Small Farms (ufl.edu)