Sessions

The industry tracks for Focus on Farming are outlined briefly below.  View session descriptions in PDF format.

  • Business of Farming
    • Ten Golden Rules of Management
    • Planning the Future of Your Farm
    • Exploring Financing Options and Farm Storage Facility Loans with USDA Farm Service Agency
    • Exploring the Small Farm Dream
  • Export Opportunities
    • From Washington State to China
    • Grow Your Business to Asia
  • Food Safety Modernization Act - Are You Ready?
    • FDA Produce Safety Rule: Overview and General Education
    • FDA Produce Safety Rule: Water Requirements and Testing
    • FDA Preventive Controls Rule: New Federal Standards for Food Processors
    • Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) vs. FSMA: Farmer and Educator Tips
  • Hot Topics
    • You Are What Your Animals Eat!
    • Hedgerows: Saving Salmon and Farms
    • Got Resistance? Managing for Herbicide Resistance in Western Washington
    • Social Media Success: Telling Your #FarmStory
  • Livestock Production
    • Getting into Bees!
    • Farm Insurance: What You Need to Know
    • Using Goats for Vegitation Management
    • Alpacas Beginning to End
  • New Production Opportunities
    • Growing Watermelons Successfully in Western WA - It Can Be Done!
    • All Things Seed
    • Wheat, Barley and Oats: Variety Selection and Production in Western WA
    • From Heirlooms to Production: Growing Dry Beans in Western WA
  • Sustainable Lands Strategy
    • Working Together to Save Our Salmon and Our Farms
    • Resilience Planning – Tools for Managing Risk in a Changing Climate