Houston Urban Food Production Conference July 27

Contact: Skip Richter, 713-274-0950, rrichter@ag.tamu.edu

HOUSTON –  The Houston Urban Food Production Conference, covering commercial and backyard food growing, as well as selling produce, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the University of Houston Downtown campus, 201 Girard St. in Houston.

Sponsors are the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, the University of Houston Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability, and Texas A&M AgriLife’s Path to the Plate program.

Betti Wiggins, Houston Independent School District officer of nutrition services, will be the keynote speaker.

“Attendees can choose from three tracks, which are commercial growers, backyard hobby growers and business startups,” said Skip Richter, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Houston.

Topics include organic weed control, vegetable production and varieties for Southeast Texas, small-scale fruit production, integrated pest management for vegetable production and small-scale produce marketing. Speakers include a number of AgriLife Extension specialists and other local food experts.

Registration is $50 and includes lunch. Student registration is $30. Register online at https://hufpc2018.eventbrite.com.

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