Agenda

Time Conference Activity
7:00 a.m.    Registration / Check-in / Breakfast from the Biscuit Box
8:00 a.m. MC: Linda Neunzig, Snohomish County Agriculture Coordinator/Conference Chair
Opening Remarks: Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive

8:15 a.m.

                    

Keynote Speaker: John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Missouri Columbia, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. "The Status and Future of Local Foods"
9:00 a.m. Trade Show
9:45 a.m.
and
11:00 a.m.
Farming Breakout Sessions in the following tracks:
- Business of Farming
- Food Safety Modernization Act - Are You Ready?
- Hot Topics
- New Production Opportunities
- Soils
- Technology on the Farm
 
Forestry Breakout Sessions
- List coming soon
12:15 p.m. Trade Show
12:45 p.m. Lunch (prepared by a local chef using Northwest products)
Keynote Speaker: Ben Hartman, Farmer and Author. "Using the Lean System to Earn a Comfortable Living on a Farm"
2:30 p.m. Trade Show
3:00 p.m.
and
4:15 p.m.
Farming Breakout Sessions in the following tracks:
- Business of Farming
- Food Safety Modernization Act - Are You Ready?
- Hot Topics
- New Production Opportunities
- Soils
- Technology on the Farm
 
Forestry Breakout Sessions:
- List coming soon
5:30 p.m. Conference concludes