11645 Ridge Rd
8am – 4:30pm
A conference favorite! Get out and see first hand what innovations Nevada County farmers and ranchers are using to create more sustainable systems. The 2018 itinerary include Mountain Bounty Farm, Browings Timber and Fowler’s Family Farm. Read more.
Register early – the farm tour sells out every year!
GROWING MUSHROOMS WORKSHOP
10am – 2pm
Learn from the experts at Tumbling Creek Farm how to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms and set up a successful mushroom cultivation space at home! In this hands-on workshop, Marlene and Cliff Bottenfield will teach you how to pasteurize and inoculate straw with oyster mushrooms; layer a raised bed substrate and inoculate it with wine cap /garden giant mushrooms; and select and plug a log with shiitake mushrooms to take home. Read more, or get our tickets now.
2018 AG TECH MICRO CONFERENCE
Noon – 4pm
In partnership with the Nevada County Tech Connection, The Ag Tech Micro Conference connects farmers and technology developers for an inspiring look at the future of farming. Farmers, developers, agricultural students, food service managers, chefs and restaurateurs and start-up funders will all benefit from attending this FREE, fun afternoon of networking, presentations, panel discussions, and (of course) great food. Sign-up when you get your conference tickets or register with Nevada County Tech Connection.
Saturday, February 10 – Keynote Speakers & Farm Expo
8am – 5pm
Learn and get inspired by nationally recognized leaders in the sustainable food and farm movement: Joel Salatin, Elizabeth & Paul Kaiser, and Daphne Miller MD! In the afternoon, attend an in-depth session with Joel, the Kaisers or Daphne for a more intensive learning session. Register now!
SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARM EXPO
8am – 5pm
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! Register now!
EVENING MIXER AT OL’ REPUBLIC BREWERY
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Join fellow conference goers for a mix and mingle at the Ol’ Republic Brewery, just a 5 minute drive from our venue. Come for drinks and conversation, and meet new friends with similar interests (we’ll help you do that!). If you’d like, you can bring dinner in from a nearby restaurant. Ol’ Republic is located at 124 Argall Way, Nevada City.
Sunday, February 11 – Food & Farm Workshops
SUSTAINABLE FOOD & FARM WORKSHOPS
9am – 5pm
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.