Small Farmers Conference

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The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center's ANR department will host its 12th Annual Louisiana Small Farmers Conference, September 27-29, 2023 at the Randolph Riverfront Center located on 707 Second Street in Alexandria, LA 71301. This year’s theme is “Bring your Farm Products to the Marketplace". The three-day conference will give farmers and ranchers who create products from the agricultural goods they grow, and farmers who develop new instruments to assist their day-to-day chores the opportunity to bring these ideas to the masses. The conference agenda can be located here

The event will include a farm tour and session tracts dedicated to agriculture, farm funding, livestock, business, and products for the marketplace. These topics will allow participants to choose a tract that fits their interests and can help advance their farm operation.

On the last day of the conference, farmers will be able to pitch their ideas and products to a panel for feedback in a Shark Tank atmosphere.

To register for the conference, click here.

To register for the Farm Tour on September 27 which will depart from the Randolph Riverfront Center at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m., click here

To register for the 1-Day Bus Pass that will depart from Southern University at 6 a.m. and return at 7 p.m., click here.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here. Once completed, please email to


For more information on the All of Us Research Program Enrollment Event and to register, click here


Sponsor Recognition:

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board's commitment to providing "seafood sponsorships" for selected events goes beyond a mere financial contribution. Their generous seafood sponsorship donation serves as a cornerstone for elevating the overall experience at the SU Ag Center's Small Farmers Conference. By offering nourishing, high-quality seafood meals to all conference participants, this support enhances the gathering's essence.As attendees immerse themselves in enlightening discussions and networking opportunities, the presence of delectable and top-tier seafood cuisine adds a distinctive layer of excellence. It not only satisfies the appetite but also fosters a sense of unity and gratitude among the participants. The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board's invaluable contribution transforms this conference into an unforgettable and deeply gratifying event for all involved.

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