Direct Marketing Initiative  for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in South Texas
Direct Marketing Initiative  for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in South Texas



UTPA Will Host The

USDA Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program

4th Annual Project Director Meeting

Cruzando Fronteras: Supporting Diversity in Agriculture

Workshops: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Conference: Thursday & Friday, November 14-15, 2013
Optional Farm Tours: Saturday Nov. 16, 2013
Embassy Suites Hotel: McAllen, Texas

USDAUTPA Direct Marketing Initiative

The 4th annual Project Director Meeting for the Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) will be held on November 13 - 16, 2013 at the Embassy Suites hotel in subtropical McAllen, Texas. There will be two optional tours on Saturday morning; with the option to be dropped off at McAllen Miller International Airport (MFE) by 2:30 pm that day. There is an additional cost for the tours ($50 including local lunch).


The preliminary agenda is now available. View Preliminary Agenda for updates.

PD meeting presentation instructions


The registration fee for this two day meeting is $200/person. Registration fee includes meeting rooms, supplies, and other costs (all meals during the meeting except the second night’s dinner).

Fill out the registration form at the link below. A unique payment form will be generated for you. Payment forms and fees must be mailed and POSTMARKED no later than the dates indicated below. No fax, email, on-line or on-site payment will be accepted. Confirmation of registration will be provided upon receipt of the registration form and fee.


Conference Fees

  • $200/person if postmarked by Aug. 23, 2013
  • $230/person if postmarked after Aug. 23, 2013
  • $50/person for Tours

* Registration Ends September 20, 2013


A block of rooms has been reserved for at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The special room rate of $84 (King Basic) will be available until October 25th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Call 1-956-686-3000 and ask for the Beginning Farmers Program Directors Meeting or use the code “BFP” online:   Embassy Suites McAllen


The hotel provides complimentary transportation to and from McAllen Miller International Airport by calling 956-686-3000. This hotel is 1.6 miles from MFE (McAllen Miller International) airport.


Local Contact:
Amelia Sanchez, UTPA Direct Marketing Initiative



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