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 Bios – 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, 2020||ALL SESSIONS ARE VIRTUAL!|
|1-2 pm||Fruit Tree Grafting Demo with Eric Johnson of Widespread Malus
Attendees will learn to bench graft apple trees.
|TBA pm - 1 hour||Farm Tour
Highlighting an area farm.
|Friday, April 17th, 2020||ALL SESSIONS ARE VIRTUAL!|
|9-9:15 am||Introduction & Welcome
Welcome - Guidestone
Food Systems Survey
Introduction - Mark Winne
|9:15-10 am||Mark Winne - Presentation and Q&A|
|10:05-10:50 am||3 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 am||Self-Care Activity Break|
|11:15 am-12 pm||3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
"Why Apprenticeships in Agriculture Matter" - Leah Ricci
"Agritourism FAQs" - Annie Lopez
TBA - Kurt Jones
|12-12:15 pm||Grab your lunch!|
|12:15-1 pm||Keynote Address
"SOIL: Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally" - Woody Tasch
|1-1:15 pm||Wrap Up