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  The Young Farmers Conference being held at the Oak Island
  Inn, Western Shore, Lunenburg County, from Feb. 14 to 16,
  will bring together nearly 65 farmers and farm couples, 35
  years of age and under, from across the province.
  The theme of this year's conference is "Diversification On
  The Farm - A Key to the Future".
  A workshop on team building and networking will help develop
  the skills young farmers need to explore new options and
  ventures in response to the changing agri-food industry.
  Farm tours, an integral part of the programming, are
  designed to show successful examples of farms that have
  Sessions on trends in the consumer driven marketplace,
  finding market opportunities and farmers' role in telling
  the agricultural story are also key features of the
  Along with the formal educational component, there will be
  opportunities for farm couples to share ideas, problems and
  solutions, renew acquaintances and make new friends.
  The conference is made possible through the support and
  contributions from various businesses, farm organizations
  and the Department of Agriculture and Marketing.
  Those interested in attending the conference should contact
  the coordinator, Dean Manning, Lawrencetown,
  at 902-584-2231.
  Contact: Dean Manning  902-584-2231
  trp                     Jan. 23, 1996 - 11:43 a.m.