February 11, 2017

Scheman Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Make the most of your small farm or acreage! Make the most of your time, lifestyle, opportunities and networking. The Iowa Small Farms Conference is an event for people excited to learn more about opportunities with small acreage and ways they can make income on their land or improve their rural lifestyle.

The conference opens with a keynote address followed by three concurrent sessions with 9 workshops on a wide variety of topics. A trade show will allow attendees to network with companies and organizations supporting small farms.

Conference Program

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Support provided by

Supported by a grant from the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.

SARE’s mission is to advance – to the whole of American agriculture – innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. To learn more about SARE programs in the North Central region visit www.northcentralsare.org

Supported by a grant from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Through research and education, the Leopold Center helps to identify and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources. The Center's initiative areas include ecological systems research, marketing and food systems research, policy research and cross-cutting research that bridges all areas (water, energy, soil and alternative farming systems). The Leopold Center is located on the campus of Iowa State University.

Advance registration has closed for this program. Registrations will be accepted the day of the program at the $75 rate.


Early registration – $50
Must be received by midnight, February 3, 2017
Cancellations requesting a refund must be received by this date.

Late or on-site registration – $75
Cash, check or credit card accepted at the door.

Students - receive a $10 discount on the registration fee. Select the student discount option during online registration.

Media - members of the media are welcome to attend the conference without charge. We do request you register to assist with planning. Select the "media discount" option during registration to receive no-charge registration.

Please complete registration online or mail in the form with payment. Phone registrations are not accepted.

Registration includes lunch, refreshments and handouts.


Exhibitor registration includes one 10’ x 10’ display space, a 6’ covered and skirted table, and 2 chairs. The exhibitor fee is $100 in addition to the base registration fee. Exhibitor registrations must be received by midnight, February 3, 2017 to participate. Select the exhibitor option during online registration or when using the print registration form.

Meeting location

Scheman Building - Iowa State Center

1805 Center Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011

Registration questions

For assistance with registration, receipts, billing, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at
(515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

Program coordinator

Christa Hartsook

Small Farms/
Acreage Living/ Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

(515) 294-4430