Sessions

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

  • Aquaponics
    • Session 1: Aquaponics Basics: Things to Know Before Starting
    • Session 2: Lessons Learned in Commercial Aquaponics at Cabbage Hill Farm
    • Session 3: Economics of Aquaponics
    • Session 4: The Business Side of Aquaponics at Cabbage Hill Farm
  • Business of Farming
    • Session 1: Permitting for Farmers
    • Session 2: Agriculture / Farming Workforce Issues and Solutions 
    • Session 3: Social Media Strategies for Farms
    • Session 4: Food Security: The First Condition for Agricultural Sustainability
  • Food Safety
    • Session 1: What’s New and Mandatory? FDA Produce Rule 101
    • Session 2: Fruit to Jam: Washington Regulations to Know Before Sale 
    • Session 3: FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food – Transitioning from Farm to Value-Added Food Processing 
    • Session 4: Making Food Safety Manageable: Tips from Farms and Businesses
  • Lean Farming
    • Session 1: Organizing Your Farm with 5S
    • Session 2: Precisely Identifying Customer Value to Dramatically Grow Profits
    • Session 3: Seven Types of Waste on a Farm
    • Session 4: Lean Applied to Growing Vegetable Crops
  • New Production Opportunities
    • Session 1: From Farm to Table & Back to Farm – Reclaiming Your Organic “Waste”
    • Session 2: The Joy of Farming with Spreadsheets
    • Session 3: New Egg Cooperative Has Well Laid Plans!
    • Session 4: Small-Scale WSDA Meat Birds: Feeding the Community One Bird At A Time
  • Soils
    • Session 1: Healthy Soil and Healthy Habitats: A Collaborative Approach to Maintaining Farm Lands 
    • Session 2: Closing the Loop: Fertility Management and Farmland Ecosystems
    • Session 3: Optimize Nitrogen Management with Organic Amendments & Soil Building
    • Session 4: Bridging the Gap: UNIBEST Ion-Exchange Technology, AG Manager