2015 Tilth Producers Annual Conference Building Tilth: Fields, Farmers, and Community
November 13 – 15, 2015 Spokane Convention Center
The Tilth Producers 2015 annual conference returns to Eastern Washington, bringing three full days of quality education and networking opportunities.
- Keynote speaker John Reganold, Washington State University –Renowned organic agriculture educator and soil scientist.
- Capnote speaker Ray de Vries, Ralph’s Greenhouse – Tilth Producers 2014 Farmer of the year, and organic farmer since 1988.
- Twenty-five workshops that include topics such as specialty crop production, livestock management, soil fertility, marketing strategies and more!
- Three Friday sessions:
- Farm-a-Palouse-a Sessions*
- Beyond Farm to Table Tour: Creative Connections between Small Farmers, Buyers, and Brewers*
- Organic Trade Association (OTA) Grain Growers Stakeholder Meeting
- Sustainable and organic agriculture industry trade show
- Organic meals and social events, including a welcome reception, farmer and community mixer, music and dancing.
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Upcoming Farm Walks!
Broad Leaf Farm is a long-established family farm located in Everson, Washington, that sells certified organic vegetables and berries. Learn how farmer, Dusty Williams, was able to turn a long-time interest in solar energy into reality, reducing utility bills as well as the farm’s environmental footprint. Free to attend! Pre-register to receive a lunch.
October 26 - Solar Energy on the Farm - Tahoma Farms, Orting (Pierce County)
Learn how Tahoma Farms is using solar power not only to make their farm operations more environmentally sustainable but also to increase the farm’s financial stability. Free to attend! Pre-register to receive a lunch.
Visit the Upcoming Farm Walks page to learn more and register!
Last fall, Tilth Producers caught up with Jim Meyer of Cascadian Home Farm in the Skagit Valley. Jim has been a proponent of organic production systems for decades. It was wonderful to talk with another long-time member of Tilth Producers during our 40th anniversary celebration year. Continue reading