california small farm conference

posted February 1, 2010

The California Small Farm Conference is the state’s premier gathering of small farmers and those who support them. The three day educational conference includes on-farm tours, focused workshops, general educational sessions and opportunities for peer networking.

The 2010 California Small Farm Conference will be February 28 to March 2, 2010 in San Diego.

Conference registration is now open.

The conference will take place at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. Rooms at the discounted rate of $110 per night are available if you reserve by February 3.

The theme of the conference – Sustaining our Bounty – reflects the incredible bounty of agricultural products that the state of California produces. California leads the state in the production of many valuable agricultural products and California Grown is a respected symbol of quality throughout the world. California’s small farmers are an integral part of this agricultural system and are the leaders and innovators whose efforts are helping to prepare the state for the challenges ahead.

As the nation and the state continue to struggle in a weakened economy and with a statewide drought, small farmers, as well as farmers’ market managers, are seeking ideas to help them sustain the progress they have made and find opportunities to continue to diversify, grow, improve and expand their operations. The 2010 California Small Farm Conference will bring them those ideas.

Through day-long short courses and farm tours, intensive classroom workshops, engaging keynote addresses and numerous networking opportunities, the 2010 California Small Farm Conference will give small farmers, farmers’ market managers and others in California’s small farm industry the information they need to be successful.