Content and discussions will be relevant to next generation and established producers as well as local food enthusiasts, educators, and community members.

2020 Schedule of Events – Updated for Virtual Conference!

Thursday, April 16th, 2020ALL SESSIONS ARE VIRTUAL!
1-2:30 pmFruit Tree Grafting Demo
Eric Johnson of Widespread Malus
3-4:30 pmFarm Tour
Community & School Farm, Guidestone
Friday, April 17th, 2020ALL SESSIONS ARE VIRTUAL!
9-9:15 amIntroduction & Welcome
Welcome - Guidestone
Food Systems Survey
9:15-10 amWelcome Address and Q&A
Mark Winne
10:05-10:50 am3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
"Cultivating A Creative and Resilient Mindset for Your Agricultural Operation" - Jennifer Visitacion
"Planting the Seeds of Produce Safety on Your Farm" - Harrison Topp & Martha Sullins
"Green Investing Panel with a Food Systems Focus" - Adrian Reif, Woody Tasch, and Joseph Teipel
10:50-11:10 amSelf-Care Activity Break
11:15 am-12 pm3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
"Why Apprenticeships in Agriculture Matter" - Leah Ricci
"Agritourism FAQs" - Annie Lopez
"Growing & Using Medicinal Herbs at Home" - Stephanie Syson
12-12:15 pmGrab your lunch!
12:15-1:15 pmKeynote Address
"SOIL: Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally" - Woody Tasch
1:15-1:30 pmWrap Up
Thank Yous
What's next?