The University of Minnesota will hold its Urban Agriculture Expo on April 20th, 2013 at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis from 9:00am – 1:30pm, with educational seminars beginning at 9:30am. This event is for those who currently have an urban farming enterprise, are considering starting one, are supporters of urban farming, or are just curious to learn more.
The 2013 Expo will include three different topic categories; growing topics, business topics, and people topics. The growing topics will include water management, unique growing systems, and soils management. The business topics will include record keeping skills and tips, understanding your cost of production, and assessing which market option is right for you. Lastly, people topics will include updates in local food policies, the Urban Agriculture Alliance, and engaging communities around you.
No preregistration is required for the event. There is suggested donation of $5 to attend.
For an informational brochure about the Expo with a schedule please visit www.misa.umn.edu and click on the ‘Urban Ag Expo’ pdf.
There will be vendors to visit with as well. Vendors will include governmental agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations that support urban agriculture in a variety of ways. Those interested in reserving a vendor booth may do so online for $40 at http://www.regonline.com/UrbanAg. Credit card or check accepted.
Sabathani Community Center is located at 310 East 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55409. Directions are located on their website atwww.sabathani.org/contact_us.aspx.
The 2013 Urban Agriculture Expo is possible thanks to generous sponsorship by NCR Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and the University of Minnesota Extension in Hennepin County.
Questions or comments may be directed to Betsy Wieland, Agriculture Extension Educator, at 612-596-1175 or [email protected]. The University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer.