The California Small Farm Conference featured workshops for all experience levels across many different subjects tailored for farmers, ranchers and farmers’ market managers. The 2016 conference featured 25 workshops, each organized along a specific theme including: Certified Farmers’ Markets, Marketing, Farm Management, Production, and Emerging Issues.Learn More
The California Small Farm Conference featured one full day of field courses. Each field course lasted a full day and took the attendees to multiple farms and other important destinations to learn directly from local experts. In 2016, there were four field courses and one on-site short course available.Learn More
The very popular Tasting Reception, was held on Monday, March 7, 2016. This event featured cheese, beer/wine, and exquisitely composed dishes. The guests of this event ate their way through the Grand Ballroom enjoying the best of Sacramento’s locally produced (and grown) delicacies. Learn more about the chefs and vendors who made this event a success.Learn More
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.