The California Small Farm Conference is for farmers’ market managers and beginning to advanced producers who honor a small-scale approach to growing, processing and marketing food. 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 will 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 invite you to participate in day-long or half-day short courses, field courses, and training sessions, mini-conferences or other activities in partnership with the CSFC scheduled on Sunday October 29 at the Cabral Ag Center.Learn More
Sunday Evening Dinner Reception, Networking Coffee, Keynote Speaker, Lunch on Monday, All Workshops
Full day tours and on-site short courses on Sunday Oct. 29.
Sediment and Erosion Control Short Course on Sunday Oct. 29.
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.