Hispanic Farmer & Rancher Conference
Texas has the largest population of Hispanic farmers and ranchers of any state in the country.
And in December, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer that community a sustainable-agriculture conference of Hispanic agriculture professionals.
Following in the footsteps of last year’s successful inaugural Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference, this year’s event will bring together the Hispanic farming community, the agriculture industry, advocates for sustainability, and agribusinesses for two days of workshops, networking, and learning from fellow farmers.
It will be held December 6 and December 7 at the Casa de Palmas Hotel in McAllen, Texas.
The conference’s workshops will be conducted by experts in all major agricultural industries and will address important issues affecting farmers today, such as business planning, soil health, marketing, and access to resources for profitable production.
Mark your calendars for the conference! The cost is $25 per person, and a discounted rate of $40 is available for married couples or domestic partners.
Scholarships in the amount of up to $250 are available to help cover the cost of travel and lodging. Applications for those scholarships close November 16.
Information on applying for the scholarships, registration, workshop topics, and speakers is available at https://texashispanic.ncat.org/register.php
There is also information on the site about opportunities available for businesses, agencies, and other organizations to help sponsor the conference or present exhibits.
For more information, contact NCAT specialists Robert Maggiani or Kara Kroeger at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or call at 866-319-1669.