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2017 Conference - "Ideas To Grow With"


November 1, 2017 | Evergreen State Fairgrounds | Monroe, WA

Participants spent an outstanding day of learning, networking and enjoying farm fresh local products prepared by fantastic local chefs. Local and national farmers, researchers and experts shared innovative ideas, and attendees learned how new and upcoming farmers are shaping the future of the agricultural world and providing tomorrow’s food. Some of the top experts in the country presentedt 24 great workshop classes in six industry tracks. The conference once again included Focus on Forestry workshops.

Keynote speakers included John Ikerd, speaking on "The Status and Future of Local Foods," and Ben Hartman, speaking on "Using the Lean System to Earn a Comfortable Living on a Farm."  Check our speakers page to find out who inspired us this year.