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Nature Coast Agri-Summit to be held April 22 in Lecanto

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on March 26, 2017

Are you looking for a way to make money with your small farm or acreage? Then the Nature Coast Agri-Summit is a must attend event!

Nature Coast Agri-Summit is a regional small farms conference to share practical ideas for making a profit off the land. This one-day event is hosted by Citrus County UF/IFAS Extension on Saturday, April 22 in the conference center at the College of Central Florida, Lecanto.

Successful agri-businesses and other experts will be on hand to share ways to expand your business with value-added products, farmer’s markets, farm-to-table restaurant marketing, and eco-tourism opportunities.  At the end of the day, participants can acquire new ideas for their business and a solid plan for their business along with tools for creating a business logo, a fleshed out social media marketing campaign, and fresh ideas for a business website. Trade show vendors will be on hand throughout the day.

A panel discussion includes operators experienced at growing locally and marketing nationally, for hosting of events and festivals of all sizes (from hay rides to a 40,000 visitor agri-festival creator).

Not sure what exactly you want to grow?  Step through this decision with an expert on choosing the enterprise that’s right for you. Hear how to assure a safe and marketable product whatever you choose to raise.

Registration begins at 8:00am. Sessions run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Pre-registration is STRONGLY encouraged.  Early bird registration is $25 for adults (which include lunch) by April 7.  Register at or by sending check (made out to University of Florida) to 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Suite 1, Lecanto, 34461.  Parking is free.  For additional information, contact UF/IFAS Extension at 352-527-5700.