Attracting approximately 500 participants yearly, The California Small Farm Conference is the state’s premier gathering of small farmers, farmers' market managers, university researchers, federal and state agriculture agencies, agriculture students, food policy advocates, consumers and others.
The goal of the conference is to promote the success and viability of small and family-owned farming operations and farmers’ markets through field courses, tours and workshops. Additionally, opportunities for advancement in production, business management and direct marketing are presented by speakers from the University of California, USDA agencies and successful operators in the field.
Sponsorships and grants are critical to the success of the conference. Sponsorship funds keep the conference affordable and accessible for all attendees by underwriting conference expenses and keeping registration fees low. The sponsorships also allow the Small Farm Conference to maintain a robust scholarship program.
Your sponsorship demonstrates your commitment to supporting and sustaining small farms in California and allows you, your business or your organization the opportunity to reach out to conference participants.
Available Sponsorship Levels:
Gold Ribbon - $10,000
Blue Ribbon - $5,000
Red Ribbon - $2,500
Green Ribbon - $1,000
White Ribbon - $500
Specific Event Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sunday Field Course Boxed Lunch - $2,000
Praise for the 2013 Conference:
"Great resource of information. I learned so much!!"
"I had a wonderful time meeting people from all walks of Ag life. It gave me such a broad perspective and renewed enthusiasm for the work we all do!"
"The field trip (Diversity of Crops, Diversity of People) was incredible and gave me valuable insight into farming."