Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food & Farm Conference

When:
February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Nevada Union High School
11645 Ridge Rd
Grass Valley
CA 95945
Cost:
Weekend pass $170, Saturday only $115, Sunday only $85
Contact:
Sierra Harvest
530-265-2343

FEBRUARY 7TH – 10TH, 2019

NEVADA UNION HIGH SCHOOL IN GRASS VALLEY, CA

The mission of Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food & Farm Conference is to:
-stimulate and motivate members in our community to become active in our local food and farm movement
-educate through internationally recognized, dynamic speakers
-foster a sense of community within our local food and farming movement, and
-bring greater awareness and support to our local food and farming movement.

By far, it was the best agricultural conference I have attended, very positive with practical information that I can put to use on my own farm as well as within our publications as we provide valuable information for other farmers.
Marissa Ames, Editor, Goat Journal

Information about Farmer Discounts can be found here.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Thursday Field Days, Feburary 7th, 2019

QUICKBOOKS FOR THE SMALL FARMER

Learn how to set up QuickBooks and use it to get the info you need to run your af business profitably.

Presenter: Marie Gibson Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a member of Intuit’s National Speaker and Writer Network.  Learn more

Thursday Feb 7th 9am-5pm

Workshop Fee: $40 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 12pm-5pm
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch

AGTECH2019 – 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

Thursday Feb 7th: 2pm-5pm
Workshop Fee: $25

 

Friday Field Days, Feburary 8th, 2019

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.

Friday, Feb 8th 8am-4:30pm
Workshop Fee: $80 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.

Friday, Feb 8th  10am-3pm
Workshop Fee: $75 per person, includes lunch

Saturday, February 9,  Keynote Speakers & Farm Expo

farm conf keynotesKEYNOTE SPEAKERS
9am – 4:30pm
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 EXPO
8AM – 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 
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!).

Sunday, February 10 – Food & Farm Workshops

tractor workshopSUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARM WORKSHOPS
9AM – 3:45PM
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.

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