Sierra Harvest’s 10th Annual Sustainable Food & Farm Conference – Feb. 7-9, 2020

2020 farm conference key note speakers

The 10th Annual Sustainable Food and Farm Conference, organized by Sierra Harvest will take place Feb. 7-9, 2020 in Nevada County, USA. Learn from local and national experts in the sustainable farming and ranching movement. Highlights include a Friday Farm tour, Saturday keynote talks, a food and farming exposition with 30 vendors and over 20 workshops on Sunday designed for foodies, farmers, gardeners and homesteaders.  Check the conference website for more info as the weekend plans are finalized:  http://www.foodandfarmconference.com/

Keynote Speakers, Saturday February 8th

The conference features a full day of national and international heroes from the sustainable food movement. This year the Conference will feature one of the world’s most dynamic and provocative thinkers on agriculture and ecology, Dr. Vandana Shiva. Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm will share their award-winning regenerative farming techniques that have proven to increase both ecological health and profits. Jim Gerrish, international consultant for restoring rangelands, will help farmers and ranchers get the most of their pastures through high intensity, ecological management.

Workshops, Sunday February 9th

Local experts take the stage on Sunday, February 9, offering 20 food and farm workshops for a wide scope of interests across farmers, ranchers, home gardeners, and foodies. Topics include Agri-Tourism models, Growing More Food with High-Tunnels, Grazing for Fire Safety, Creating Value-Added Meat Products and more.  

Farm Tour, Friday February 7th

A conference favorite! Join us for a tour through some of Nevada County’s innovators in regenerative agriculture on Friday, February 7, from 8am – 4:30pm. This year’s tour includes: For the People Seeds, Legacy Ranching, and Mountain Bounty Farm.