Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blogging Day 2 at SFV Conference

Today’s sessions at the Small Fruit & Vegetable Conference were very informative. Carl Lask of Lakeview Farms spoke on the importance of farm businesses having a web presence today to market and promote their operations.

He says his website has helped him not only retain customers, but bring new visitors to his you-pick operation each year. Carl also explained how businesses can set-up their own websites and about the importance of blogging in today's society.

If you are interested in looking at his presentation or setting up a blog, please contact me (Lane.McConnell@mda.mo.gov).

Conference Schedule Wednesday, February 20
8:30am - 10:00am Strawberry Session
Martin Kaps, Moderator
Producing Raspberries and Strawberries in High Tunnels
Dr. Eric Hanson - Professor of Horticulture, Michigan State University-E. Lansing

Putting a Web Site to Work on Your Berry Farm
Mr. Carl Lask - Strawberry Producer, Lakeview Farms, St. Peters, Mo.

10:30am - 12noon
Alternative Crops Session
Anastasia Becker, Moderator
Blackberry Diseases
Dr. Barbara J. Smith - Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS
Southern Horticultural Laboratory, Poplarville, Mississippi

A Thorny Business: Raspberries, Blackberries and Beyond
Dr. Mike Wooten and Ms. Jan Wooten - Owners, Sunshine Valley Farm Market
Bakery and Café, Rogersville, Mo.

Sucessful, Unsuccessful, and the Ugly
Mr. Earnie Bohner - Owner, Persimmon Hill Berry Farm, Lampe, Mo.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Thanks for talking with me at the conference in Springfield. I'm very excited about the farmers market workshops the DOA is putting on and we see you at the Springfield on soon.