Hello again! So sorry it’s been forever. I have been busy with life, jobs, and a lot of (not) farming. Before posting, I just wanted to write that last weekend was SUCH an amazing experience. I was able to participate in so many conversations, both formally in workshops, and informally on the Trade Show floor, with people I admire who’s work and passion of farming and food based issues truly inspire me. If you were at the NOFA conference and we did not meet, I am truly sorry and I hope we meet sometime in the future.
Last year I attned the 1st “Greater Capital Region Farmers’ Direct Marketing Conference” and I saw half my TOWN there. Really, we all should have carpooled. There was a great keynote, good lunch, and time to network – which is always important when at these kinds of events. THIS year, the program looks equally specacular. Bruce Baker, the keynote, spoke last year and if you missed it, I would check. it. out. Read below and enjoy!:
Are you a beginning, experienced or seasoned farmer looking for fresh marketing tips to increase your customer sales? If so, join us for a day long conference at Hudson Valley Community College on February 10, 2012. The conference will feature inspirational speaker, Bruce Baker, who is an expert on booth design, marketing, sales and market trends. Bruce is a dynamic presenter who will provide you with many valuable tips to increase sales.
The conference will also feature a session on marketing fundamentals with Kathleen Harris from the Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company. Matt LeRoux from Cornell Cooperative Extension will lead a session on market channel assessment and Stephen Judd from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will explain the various tools to establish an online presence for your business.
The cost of the conference including lunch is $40.00 per person if registered by February 3rd. $45.00 per person after February 3rd. Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County at 518-885-8995 to register.
The conference is funded in part by a SARE Speakers’ Fund. Sponsored by American Farmland Trust, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hudson Mohawk Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc., and Rensselaer County Economic Development & Planning.