SAVE the date in your calendars now. In its 9th year, Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference draws over 600 guests to expand their knowledge, network, and rub shoulders with nationally renowned food producers who share cutting edge techniques and the secrets to their success.
Whether you are an experience farmer or beginning farmer, or just love good food, this event held at Nevada Union high school Feb 7-10th has something for you.
This year Sierra Harvest has expanded the number of day-long Thursday and Friday “Field Days” which allow participants to get outside, on farms and participate in a more hands on way with what they are learning. These days always sell out early.
Thursday field days will include a choice between an Ag Tech workshop bringing together farmers and techies to innovate for small scale food and livestock production, a Quickbooks for the small farm course and a whole animal butchery workshop.
Friday will offer the choice of a seed saving workshop, a cheesemaking workshop or a farm tour. This year’s tour will visit a cattle ranch, an alpaca farm and spinnery and an olive oil producer.
Other new conference elements this year include an Agrarian Art Exhibit and sale in collaboration with Nevada County Arts Council and a Friday night agricultural film screening in collaboration with the SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
We hope you can join us!