Program & Schedule of Events

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

Program Descriptions & Presenter BiosĀ – Coming soon!

2020 Schedule of Events – Updated for Virtual Conference!

This is a tentative schedule and may shift as it is finalized.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020ALL SESSIONS ARE VIRTUAL!
1-2 pmFruit Tree Grafting Demo with Eric Johnson of Widespread Malus
Attendees will learn to bench graft apple trees.
TBA pm - 1 hourFarm Tour
Highlighting an area farm.
Friday, April 17th, 2020ALL SESSIONS ARE VIRTUAL!
9-9:15 amIntroduction & Welcome
Welcome - Guidestone
Food Systems Survey
Introduction - Mark Winne
9:15-10 amMark Winne - Presentation and Q&A
10:05-10:50 am3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
"Visioning Your Farm Business" - Jennifer Visitacion
"Planting the Seeds of Produce Safety on Your Farm" - Harrison Topp & Martha Sullins
"Your Bank Account Can Change the World" (Panel) - 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
TBA - Kurt Jones
12-12:15 pmGrab your lunch!
12:15-1 pmKeynote Address
"SOIL: Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally" - Woody Tasch
1-1:15 pmWrap Up
Thank Yous
What's next?