PART ONE: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13
THE 2017 SOCAL FARMERS SUMMIT
Join us in Encintas, CA for a day-long gathering of agrarians, new and experienced, together with local food advocates to empower our family farms and promote sustainable agriculture throughout Southern CA, followed by an evening celebrating our local bounty.
This event features educational workshops, farmer-to-farmer roundtables and food system discussions for the whole community. Come cross-pollinate among the SoCal agricultural community, refine your farming skills, meet the many service providers in your area and help us celebrate those working to build a stronger, healthier and more just food and farming system.
- Food Safety Workshops
- Marketing Roundtable & Clinics
- CSA Regional Training
- Farm to Cafeteria Workshop
- Keynote Farmer Presentation
- Food & Farm Policy Working Group
- Climate Smart Farming Workshop
- Dinner & Reception
- Film Screening
PART TWO: THURSDAY & FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 & 15
ENTREPRENUERIAL INTENSIVE FOR NEW & BEGINNING FARMERS
Sustainable Agriculture Starts with a Sustainable Business
This two-day workshop series will provide new and aspiring farmers with a solid introduction to the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed, a valuable supplement to any on-farm experience. Taught by a variety of educators, business experts and experienced local farmers, this affordable program will provide upstart agrarians with the basic business tools to prepare you for a career in agriculture, as well as the peer-to-peer community support to keep you inspired and on track.
- usiness Planning
- Market Research
- Production Planning
- Lease Negotiation
- Permits, Licensing, & Regulation
- Whole Farm Planning
- And more...
General Admission to Day One: $15
Entrepreneurial Intensive, DAYS TWO & THREE: $30
ALL THREE DAYS: $45
Ticket information available here.