market-farming "Farmer Conferences" -- Left Out Again

Ed Maltby and Nora Owens emaltby at open-field.org
Fri Nov 17 10:02:56 EST 2000


And many thousands of farmers have to do business during normal business
hours especially those that direct market!
Ed Maltby
----- Original Message -----
From: Dori Green <dorigreen00 at hotmail.com>
To: market farming <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Cc: <steuben at cornell.edu>
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 8:22 AM
Subject: market-farming "Farmer Conferences" -- Left Out Again


> I just received notice of the 2001 New York State Farmers Direct Marketing
> Conference in Owego, "Growing Your Profits".
>
> Once again, it's information I would love to have.  Looks like a great
> conference.
>
> And once again, it's being held on a Monday through a Wednesday (February
> 5-7), so I can't attend without losing several days of pay.
>
> I'll probably take the financial hit and attend -- at least it's enough
> advance notice that I might be able to put in a Saturday or two to lessen
> the impact (I thank Jim Grace at CCE for the early notification that makes
> this an option, and my progressive employers who are usually willing to at
> least discuss flexible schedules as long as the work gets done).
>
> But I still don't see why at least a few of these conferences can't be
> scheduled on weekends.  Aren't the organizers aware that many thousands of
> farmers are still in business only because they support their efforts with
>
> off-farm jobs?
>
> Gnarf.
>
> Dori Green
> Ash Grove Community Farm & Center for Sustainable Living
> Corning, NY
>
> http://www.ic.org/agrove/index.htm
>
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