Sustainable Food & Farm Conference

Thursday Feb 7th, 9am-5pm
Workshop Fee: $40 per person, includes lunch
QUICKBOOKS FOR THE SMALL FARMER
Learn how to set up QuickBooks and use it to get the info you need to run your ag business profitably.
Presenter: Marie Gibson Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a member of Intuit’s National Speaker and Writer Network.  Learn more
 
 
 
 
Thursday Feb. 7th 12pm-5pm
butchery at farm conference 2019
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch
WHOLE ANIMAL BUTCHERY –  AN IMMERSIVE, HANDS-ON BUTCHERING WORKSHOP
Learn the delicious economy of meat. How to prepare your own meat and use all parts of the animal.  Learn more
Presenter:  Gracie Schatz: Chef, Butcher, and Farmer with a goal to help others deepen their connection to their food.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday Feb 7th: 2pm-5pm
Workshop Fee: $25
AGTECH 2019 – INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY FOR SMALL AG
MAKING TECH WORK FOR SMALL DIVERSIFIED FARMS AND RANCHES
Hosted by the Nevada County Tech Connection.
Bringing together farmers, software developers, funders, and others who are interested in learning about how technology can support local food and livestock production. Join us for a provocative and inspirational conversation about agriculture and technology and how it can benefit small farmers. Learn more
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, Feb 8th 8am-5:30pm
Workshop Fee: $80 per person, includes lunch
FARM TOUR
A conference favorite! Get out and see first-hand what innovations Nevada County farmers and ranchers are using to create more sustainable systems.  The farm tour sells out every year! Learn more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
seed saving - farm conference 2019
Friday, Feb 8th 10am-3pm
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch
SEEDS FOR LIFE: GROWING AND SAVING SEED
Learn how to grow and select seeds adapted to this climate.
With Rowen White, director of Sierra Seeds and project coordinator for Indigenous Seed Keeper Network. Learn more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, Feb 8th  10am-3pm
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch
CHEESE MAKING WITH RUTH BLEAU OF BLUE OAKS RANCH
In this hands on workshop, learn how to make delicious cheeses from a Swiss cheesemaker in her creamery at Blue Oaks Ranch.  Learn more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, February 9,  Keynote Speakers & Farm Expo
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 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
9am – 5:25pm
Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley
Learn and get inspired by nationally recognized leaders in the sustainable food and farm movement:  Paul Miller and Dru Rivers of Full Belly Farm, Doniga Markegard of Markegard Family Grass-Fed LLC & and Jeff Lowenfels, best-selling author!  In the afternoon, attend an in-depth session with Paul and Dru, Doniga, or Jeff for a more intensive learning session. Register now!
 
 
 
 
SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARM EXPO8AM – 4:30PM
Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley
While you are at the conference on Saturday, visit our Food & Farm Expo. Learn more about products and services available for sustainable homesteaders, farmers and ranchers, and get entered to win free merchandise!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVENING MIXER farm conference goers 2017 - photo lenka
5pm – 7:30pm
Join fellow conference goers for a mix and mingle at a local brewery. Come for drinks and conversation, and meet new friends with similar interests (we’ll help you do that!). Order Dinner at California Organics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, February 10 – Food & Farm Workshops
tractor workshop
9AM – 4:00 PM
NEVADA UNION HIGH SCHOOL, GRASS VALLEY
Come for a full day of 20 workshops on a wide variety of food and farming subjects for the homesteader, farmer, rancher and gardener – there is something for everyone! Classes are taught by local experts, and topics range from beekeeping, carbon credits, grafting, agro-tourism, canning, internet marketing, cover cropping and more.  During lunch, network with other participants based on your favorite food and farming interest areas.
 
 
Information about Farmer Discounts can be found here.