The 2017 Sustainable Food and Farm Conference
from Sierra Harvest returns this January to Grass Valley, California with internationally recognized speakers and a team of local experts to offer three days of intensive education for farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, gardeners and foodies.
2017 Food and Farm Conference keynote speakers:
Elaine Ingham world-renowned soil microbiologist and Chief Scientist for the Rodale Institute, will offer practical tools from her Soil Foodweb research to cultivate beneficial microbes and soil fertility to grow plants with the least expensive inputs.
Ben Hartman, market farmer and author of The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work, will present on his methodologies to dramatically eliminate waste and free up capacity on family farms.
Greg Judy, rancher and author of No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land andComeback Farms: Rejuvenating Soils, Pastures and Profits with Livestock Grazing Management, will be presenting his holistic management techniques for producing pasture raised beef, pork, chicken and more.
Last year’s conference had over 500 participants, attracting farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, gardeners and foodies from across the United States. 97% of farmers and gardeners came away last year with new ideas to make growing food more sustainable. This year, the conference is moving to a bigger venue to accommodate more participants and roomier workshop seating, and will feature more hands-on workshops for those who like to learn by doing. If your are interested in being a business sponsor or hosting an exhibitor booth,contact us now!
Sustainable Food and Farm Conference registration
is now open. Saturday
includes our amazing keynote speakers and the Food & Farm Expo, and Sunday
will include 20 food & farm workshops for all levels of farmers, ranchers, and home gardeners. Plus, the Friday
Farm Tour is always a big hit, and sells out every year, so register early! Early registration discounts
A limited number of discounts are available for farmers and ranchers and applications
are available on the website. Joel Salatin, internationally recognized rancher, author, and previous conference speaker calls it “a world class event at a fraction of the cost that many conferences of it’s caliber usually charge”. If you are interested in sustainable food & farming, you won’t want to miss this conference!