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Small Producers Conference

August 13 - 15, 2018

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Small Equipment Demonstration to be held on August 15th

The conference will be held in the Department of Agriculture’s building on Texas State University's campus from August 13th-14th and followed by a small equipment demonstration on August 15th. Registration is $75 before August 1 and $90 afterward and limited to 150 attendees.

All this is possible thanks to generous grants from the USDA programs of Office of Advocacy and Outreach and Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture, and from Capital Farm Credit.


Scholarships of up to $250 will be available for qualified participants.

Further Information

Every registered attendee will receive information regarding the venue, parking, and hotel recommendations by email.

Directions to Agriculture Building at Texas State University

Directions to Ag Building at Texas State University

Tentative Schedule

Day 1:

Registration and coffee, starting at 7:00 am.

Followed by:

  • Opening statements from 8-8:30.
  • Track 1 sessions include Produce Quality Control and Grading, CSA, Farm to Work
  • Track 2 sessions include Direct Marketing, Wholesaling, Financial Opportunities with private, non-profit and USDA providers
  • Box Lunch

Day 2:

Registration and coffee, starting at 7:00 am.

Followed by:

  • Track 1 sessions include poultry, goats, pigs, cattle, HMI, grazing programs, cover crops in vegetable production, soil health
  • Track 2 sessions include Marketing Farmers Market for Farmers Markets – ‘Getting your City to Endorse Double WIC’, value added products
  • Track 3 session include FSMA and GAP training and information


Evenings are free to join restaurants, pubs in the area, and explore more of the beautiful San Marcos on your own.

Conference Registration Now Closed. 

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