Farm and Food Leadership Conference

The 2019  Farm & Food Leadership Conference offers the most speakers, topics, networking opportunities, pre-conference workshops, and exhibitors in the 13-year history of this event!

 Whether you are a farmer, rancher, homesteader, home gardener, cottage food producer, local foods activist, or just someone interested in nutritious, sustainably grown foods, you’ll want to be in San Marcos, Texas, Aug. 11-13!

 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ...

http://farmandranchfreedom.org/farm-food-leadership-conference/registration

Take Advantage of Early-Bird Rates!

 A selection of the Monday and Tuesday sessions includes:

  • Perennial crops and agroforestry
  • Row crop niche markets – Organic, hemp, and value-added
  • Scaling up pastured poultry
  • What to look for in a meat processor
  • Healthy soils through grazing
  • Diversifying with hunting leases, agritourism, and more
  • Sheep and goat health
  • The Texas Legislative Session – Important new local food laws
  • Corporate consolidation in agriculture and food systems
  • Wholesale readiness
  • Online marketing platforms for producers
  • The market for specialty crops
  • Three pillars of successful beekeeping
  • Filling your table by foraging and hunting
  • Youth & local foods
  • Finding good food, at the grocery and the farmers’ market

 AND we’re offering a track of small-group Q&A sessions for conversations on these topics:

  • Fermentation basics
  • Connecting small-scale producers to small-scale restaurants and specialty markets
  • Connecting small-scale producers to mid-scale markets
  • The funding ecosystem – debt basics and “beyond debt”
  • Government loan and grant programs for producers
  • Veteran opportunities in agriculture

 For the full list of topics, go to http://farmandranchfreedom.org/farm-food-leadership-conference/2019program. And be sure to check the current lineup of inspiring and knowledgeable speakers at http://farmandranchfreedom.org/farm-food-leadership-conference/2019-speakers. More are being added each week!

 Register while Early Bird rates apply and save 12-16 percent.

 The first 100 people to register receive a free subscription

to Oregon Tilth’s “In Good Tilth” magazine!

 Don’t Miss Out on These Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Optimizing Your Land’s Relationship to Water
  • How to Form a Successful Cooperative
  • Food Safety for Produce Growers
  • Food Safety for Food Facilities
  • Maximizing Farm Capital
  • Implementing SNAP Incentive Programs at Farmers’ Markets
  • Farming and Gardening for Youth

 Need Financial Assistance? Scholarships Are Available!

 Thanks to a generous grant through the Small Producers Initiative, we have a significant number of scholarship opportunities available this year, with preference given to small farmers.

 If possible, we ask that applicants register for the conference and pay the registration fee up-front. The registration form (https://secure.everyaction.com/eFum_OUT1USkmWTgR0Xgvg2)includes an option for you to indicate if you are requesting a scholarship. If approved, we will refund your registration fee within one week after the conference. If you cannot afford to pay the registration fee, please fill out the scholarship application at https://secure.everyaction.com/jhO00eHOP02RSJHE5aziVg2.

Event Properties

Event Date 8/11/2019
Event End Date 8/13/2019
Individual Price Free