The Board of Directors is seeking up to six farmers and up to five non-grower members. Nominations are now open and applications will be accepted through October 15, 2014. Completed ballots will be mailed October 17, 2014 and members will vote through November 9, 2014. Newly elected board members will be announced at the annual meeting at the T40 conference. Current board members are happy to answer questions - you can find a list of them here. Learn more about Tilth Producers Nominations and Elections here, and download a nomination form today.
Nominations now open for the 2014 Advocate of the Year and 2014 Farmer of the Year!
Nominated by our membership, the Tilth Producers Board of Directors annually honors individuals whose accomplishments and efforts in organic and sustainable agriculture exemplify the mission of our organization:
Tilth Producers promotes ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable farming practices that improve the health of our communities and natural environment.
Tilth Producers is accepting award nominations through October 10, 2014. To nominate a candidate for either award please review the criteria found here and then submit a completed form to Tilth Producers. Award nominations may be completed using this online form or downloaded here. Award recipients will be announced the evening of November 8, 2014 at the Tilth Producers annual conference in Vancouver, WA.
Upcoming October Farm Walks! Enumclaw Sustainable Farmers Network, Enumclaw, WA - October 6, 2014
Collaborative Farming, Resource Sharing, and Land Conservation
Come join us on the Enumclaw Plateau and see how three farms work together to help each other succeed through resource sharing. Also learn how King Conservation District supports farmers to maintain their business and stewardship goals. We will visit Boise Creek Boer Goats (pasture-raised goat meat), Providence Farms (Organic Valley farmer-owned cow dairy), and Ode to Joy Farm (eggs and pastured poultry).China Bend Winery, Kettle Falls, WA - October 13, 2014
Producing Organic Wine & Value-Added Products Described as the "best wine on the planet", China Bend Winery will share their wine-making process and details about the production of their value-added products such as salsa, pickled garlic, and jams.
Tilth Producers' 40th anniversary conference, T40, is swiftly approaching. T40 will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, November 7-9. Register here. For conference details, including information about volunteering and scholarships, click here.
T40 Silent Auction - November 7-9
Support Tilth Producers with a donation to the Annual Conference silent auction! Your donation will help generate funds that support educational programs and projects that directly help Washington’s organic and sustainable farming community. Items such as weekend farm stays, artwork, a new tool (personal favorites are perfect!), sustainable and organic crop input products, seeds, and other items are most welcome.
We also encourage our sponsors and trade show businesses to donate to the silent auction. It’s a great way to advertise products and services to over 700 growers, businesses, researchers, students and advocates in attendance, and provides critical financial support to this great organization. Learn more.
As both community organizer and former farmer, Mark Musick offers a unique perspective to the value of Tilth Producers as an organization both past and present—and future. Tilth staff Angela Anegon interviewed Mark for his story. Continue reading