The California Small Farm Conference is for farmers who are committed to sustaining California’s long history of small-scale and family farms and ranches that produce great food and sustain our state’s rural communities. The Conference is also for farmers’ market managers whose efforts provide successful direct marketing outlets for California farmers. Pulling together innovators, family farmers and experts in environmentally and economically transformative practices, this event is an opportunity to interact with leaders in your field, to network and to learn about new trends and practices. You will be inspired – and will inspire others – to make California’s small farms, their products and the farmers’ markets and sellers who promote them, shine.
We bring in the best farmers, ranchers, farmers’ market managers and marketers to share how they make their crops, animals, markets and businesses grow.Learn More
We are seeking ideas for workshops, on-site daylong short courses and off-site daylong field courses. Share your expertise with other farmers and farmers’ market managers from California by organizing a session at the 2019 conference.Propose a Workshop
Great networking, great speakers. Love the offsite field courses.
I have been attending this conference on and off since the early 1990’s. I have markets in Nevada and the California market managers have helped me and inspired me for all these years. I don’t have much networking in my state and appreciate those opportunities as well as visiting markets and attending the workshops.
I learned a lot about sustainable agriculture in California, made very interesting connections with like-minded people and was inspired to make changes at my company.
It was very informative and educational. It showed me how challenging it is to be a farmer in a drought-stricken state and how innovative the farmers can be.
I was able to acquire information that helped implement new procedures that will eventually minimize risk and work toward sustainability in growing fruit, crops, aquaponics and hydroponics system. . . having a more diversified farm.
It was a wonderful learning experience with many opportunities to meet interesting people. The field course was extremely inspirational. I highly recommend this conference.
I think anyone associated with the farmers markets of California could benefit from these conferences.