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Pinellas County to offer Urban Farming Conference Feb. 9th

The first urban farming conference is being held at Pinellas County Extension. Urban farming promotes self-sufficiency, sustainable living and the efficient use of space. Learn the latest trends in hydroponic vegetable gardening, backyard chickens and integrated pest management – the control of pests with minimal environmental impact. Learn the business aspects for getting started with business planning and cost analysis, cottage industry regulations, marketing with market maker and protected agriculture.

The class will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Pinellas County Extension Service's Magnolia Room, in Largo.

The morning session is for both homeowner and commercial farmers while the afternoon session is geared for those interested in going into business as a commercial farmer.

For class information and registration please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4923449169/eorg or call 727-582-2100 and press 2.

The conference fee is $7.50 for the morning or afternoon sessions, and $12 for the full day. Attendance is limited to 200 participants.