Specialty Crop Block Grant SurveyHelp us shape the best education programs possible! Tilth has a new opportunity (thanks to funding through the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program) to support you and other farmers. Please take five minutes to participate in the survey for specialty crop producers. Your answers will help to inform us when we create educational opportunities for farmers. Please complete by December 10.
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CSA WorkshopTilth Producers of Washington and WSU Small Farms Program present a one day workshop: “ Manage your Farm CSA To Optimize Profitability.” Join us on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 9:30am – 4:40 pm in North Bend, WA to learn what other CSA farmers are doing to make their operations efficient, profitable and successful. Presenters will include CSA farmers who operate at a variety of scales: Holly Foster from Zestful gardens, Ana Salafsky from Helsing Junction Farm, and Claire Thomas of the Root Connection. This full day workshop will focus on profitability, technology, and supply-side efficiency and logistics, with ample question and answer sessions. More Information HERE
Thank you to everyone who attended the conference! It was an honor to share three days with so many amazing farmers, researchers, students and agriculture professionals who contributed to the event's success. Over 450 attendees took part in 25 workshops, the WSU symposium, a Yakima valley tour of high tunnel farms, and several exciting social events.
Click here to read about the High Tunnel Tour in the Yakima Herald Republic.
Keynote SpeakersKeynote speakers David Mas Masumoto and Nikiko Masumoto captivated the audience with their keys for success in passing a farm from one generation to the next.
CLICK HERE to listen to the KEYNOTE ADDRESS.
Conference EvaluationThank you for joining us for the annual Tilth Producers conference November 8 – 10, 2013. Please take a few minutes to help us evaluate how we did. This link will allow you to give us feedback on everything from workshops to food.
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Thank you to everybody who came to the conference!Click here for more information.
Lucy Norris is Director of Marketing for Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC). Funded in part by a USDA Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG), NABC and partners have developed a food hub model for farmers to increase sales while sharing resources. Farmers set their prices, and buyers from businesses and institutions purchase from multiple farms online, receiving their orders at one location. Lucy’s work helps to build a strong, local food infrastructure. Continue reading