Sunday, October 20, 2013

Local Food Systems Urban Farming Conference- 10-22-13


In Florida, today’s rural county is tomorrow’s urban county. Slowly, over the last 20 years, Orange County has become a net importer of food. During the winter months, half the fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States come from foreign countries, many with poor labor and environmental oversight. Some continue to use child labor for harvesting. It is time for us, as responsible citizens, to ensure our food is produced in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Orange County needs food security from Farm to Table. The grow local / buy local movement can make that dream a reality. This conference is a forum for local producers, businesses and residents to invest in their community’s food and economic security.

October 22, 2013

Registration & Exhibit Hall Open: 9:30 am
Sessions: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10 - General Admission OR
$15 - General Admission PLUS Open Hive Demo

Lunch Included

$10 registration fee allows attendance in any class listed below except the
‘Open Hive Demonstration’ which requires a liability waiver to be signed on site and an
additional $5 registration fee.

or make your check payable to "UF IFAS EOC"
and send to:
Local Food Conference
UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

6021 S Conway Rd ~ Orlando FL 32812

Urban Farming
Cottage Foods
Rose/Azalea Rooms
Magnolia Room
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Producing and Marketing Organic Crops
Cottage Food Law:
What’s Legal? *
Getting Started in
10:45 am - 11:00 am
Break / View Exhibits / Vendors
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fruits, Vegetables, Hydroponics and
Fresh Foods & Bakery Items to Sell
Basic Honey Bee
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch / View Exhibits / Garden Tours
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Goats, Chickens, Rabbits and Grass-fed Cattle
Drying & Canning
Hive Maintenance or
Open Hive Demos**
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Break / View Exhibits / Vendors
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Local Food Systems from Farm to Table
The Business of Working from Home
Open Hive Demos** or Hive Maintenance
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Adopt-A-Tree (with ticket)