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Organic meals and social events, including a welcome reception,
farmer and community mixer, music, dancing,
and new Saturday evening event: Taste of the Inland Empire.

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Friday Night, 8pm – 11pm

New Shoots & Deep Roots: A Community & Farmer Mixer

Join us in the Skyline Ballroom in the Red Lion Inn at the Park – Spokane to reconnect with friends and colleagues while enjoying panoramic views of the city. We’re excited to o er this celebration of farmer networking to honor our mentors, welcome our newest
community members, and reconnect with everyone in between. Music, snacks, and a cash bar will be available for all conference attendees and guests. Let’s kick o the weekend with a bang!

Saturday Evening, 5pm – 6:30pm

NEW! Taste of the Inland Empire

The Taste of the Inland Empire is our brand new tasting event! This event will highlight local wine, beer, liquor, dairy, vegetable and dessert producers serving and talking about their operations. While you taste, you’ll have the opportunity to visit with poster session presenters and trade show representatives. This event is a steal at $25 per ticket, and proceeds will benefit Tilth Producers of Washington.

Saturday evening, 6:30pm – 8pm

Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Join us for a special dinner Saturday evening followed by the annual awards ceremony. All are welcome to help us honor the Tilth Producers Farmer and Advocate of the Year after a great dinner of local, organic food. Nominated by members, the Farmer of the Year is someone who exhibits outstanding efforts in land stewardship and the Advocate of the Year is an individual who’s made a significant contribution to the sustainability of organic farming. See past honorees and submit a nomination online at

Saturday Night, 9pm – 11pm

Dance with the Fat Tones

Since their inception in 2002, Fat Tones, a rockin’ blues trio has enjoyed a steady stream of success. After releasing six hit albums of original music and being recognized for multiple categories of regional awards, this band is very much one of the hottest bands around! Skilled guitarist Bobby Patterson leads the band with his world class talent and versatility. Ever passionate, Bobby exudes perfection and professional musicianship in every note he strums. The backbone position of live music, bass player Bob Ehrgott effortlessly lays down the groove and contributes greatly to the bands’ vocals and writing.

Together these experienced artists create a symphony of sound that pleasure senses in every way. The Fat Tones play rockin’ blues style music that is packed full of harmonic melodies and fresh lyrics. Their act is danceable and fun, perfect for any venue from private parties to regional festivals. Jump on the bandwagon and hear this fabulous group on Saturday night on the conference!

Check out their music here.

Movie Screenings

We are seeking suggestions for a film you would like to see screened at the conference this year! Email us at to submit your idea.

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