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Attend U of M Extension Second Annual Small Farm and Rural Living Expo

The Second Annual Small Farm and Rural Living Expo will be held on Sept. 12, 2009 at the Scott County Fairgrounds in Jordan, Minn.

The fairgrounds will be open for the Expo from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with educational seminars beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Small Farm and Rural Living Expo is for the small farm enterprise or the small-acreage owner and will feature presentations and demonstrations on topics related to small farms and rural living, vendors, local foods, children's activities, music, and more.

The 2009 Expo will include six stages, including two demonstration stages featuring topics such as cheese making and beekeeping as well as an on-farm research stage highlighting area farmers and their field projects.

Other seminar topics will include: "Machinery Equipment for Small Acreages," "Local Food Marketing Options," and "Pasture Management."

Just a few of the many positive comments received from the 2008 Expo were: "The information session was excellent!" "An engaging and knowledgeable presenter" and "Excellent, informative, and entertaining. Schedule more!"

No preregistration is required for the event. Admission will be $10 per person or $20 per family.

For more information about the Expo, including an informational brochure with a map to the Scott County Fairgrounds, please refer to the University of Minnesota Extension Small Farms website at:

The "Small Farm and Rural Living Expo" is coordinated in part by the University of Minnesota Extension. The University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer.