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Focus on Farming returns Nov. 7

Oct 3rd, 2019 | Category: News

MONROE – The annual Focus on Farming and Focus on Forestry Conference will be held this year Thursday, Nov. 7. The day includes 24 workshop classes in six industry tracks, with local and national farmers, researchers and experts sharing ideas. Topics include Agritourism, Business of Farming, Flower Farming, Industrial Hemp Production, Livestock, and Youth and Beginning Farmers. The lunchtime keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Rosmann, a farmer and psychologist of Harlan, Iowa whose professional work has contributed to the understanding of why people farm, their unique behavioral health issues, and why suicide is unusually common among farmers. Morning keynote speaker Erin Pirro has been helping farmers large and small make their businesses run better since 2001. As a Certified Agricultural Consultant for Farm Credit East with a background in agricultural economics, Erin’s focus is on benchmarking and profitability improvement. The conference is held at Everegreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. Lunch and a trade show is included in the conference. For registration and agenda details, see www.focusonfarming.org.

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