2022 Profiting from a Few Acres Conference

March 10 & 11, 2022    9:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m

The event is FREE, but reservations are required. Register now to receive the meeting link: https://bit.ly/DSUPFFA22

Thursday March 10 – Plant Track

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Introduction and COVID Presentation

Mr. John Clendaniel, Small Farms Program Leader, DSU Cooperative Extension

Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay, Professor & Extension Specialist – Natural Resources


9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Making Money on A Few Acres

Mr. Cliff Slade, Farmer, Slade Farms Surry, Virginia


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Vegetable Production Status in Delaware Amidst Covid-19

Dr. Gordon Johnson, Horticulture Specialist, University of Delaware


10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Beyond-Organic Community Supported Agriculture at the Homestead Scale

Ms. Rachel Yocum, One Hawk Homestead Dover, DE


11:30 AM – 11:40 AM BREAK


11:40 AM – 12:25 PM

Direct Marketing of Locally Grown Fruits and Vegetables

Dr. Kathleen Liang, Kellogg Distinguished Professor & Director of Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina A&T University


12:25 PM – 12:50 PM

Updates on Spotted Lanternfly in Delaware

Ms. Katie Bielicki, Delaware Spotted Lanternfly Program Coordinator, Delaware Department of Agriculture


12:50 PM – 1:05 PM

Recruiting Farmers for the Delaware Farm Fresh Program

Mr. Matthew Williams, Conscious Connections Inc., Wilmington, DE


1:05 PM – 1:30 PM

SARE Grants for Farmers

Dr. Naveen Kumar Dixit, Assistant Professor of Horticulture & Extension Specialist, NE-SARE Coordinator


Friday, March 11 – Animal Track


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Introduction and COVID Presentation

John Clendaniel & Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay


9:15 AM- 10:30 AM

Taking the Plunge: Making Money from my Hobby

Mr. Douglas Wood, 302 Aquaponics


10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Marketing Sheep and Goat Products

Dr. Kwame Matthews, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist – Small Ruminants


11:15 AM -11:25 AM BREAK


11:25 AM – 12:10 PM

1st talk: Getting Started with Beekeeping

2nd talk: Reducing Pesticide Risks to Pollinators

Ms. Emily Wine, State Apiary Specialist, Delaware Department of Agriculture


12:10 PM – 12:45 PM

Pollinators and Farm Bill Programs

Ms. Heather Beaven, NRCS Resource Conservationist


12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Circular Economy Towards Sustainable Agriculture in 21st Century

Mr. Nate Bruce, Farm Business Management Specialist, University of Delaware


For more information, to register, or for assistance due to disabilities, contact:

Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay | gozbay@desu.edu
302.857.6476 (office) | 302.233.8453 (cell)

Ms. Megan Pleasanton | mpleasanton@desu.edu