Nevada County’s Sustainable Food and Farming Conference

Nevada County’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference will once again bring together an internationally renowned panel of speakers, local and national farming related businesses and organizations, and the public, for a weekend full of informative lectures, lively discussion, a food and farming exposition, plus numerous workshops for all levels of farming and ranching.

Coming early in 2013, the Conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 19th and 20th. This year we will again hold The Keynotes of Sustainable Farming and Exposition at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Hall. Our scheduled workshops, both Saturday and Sunday will be hosted by Grass Valley Charter School located next door to the Veterans Hall.

The Keynote Speakers:

WILL ALLEN, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., is recognized as the preeminent practitioner of urban agriculture in America and throughout the world.

JOEL SALATIN,Rancher, Polyface Farms, Swoope, VA
Raising: Cattle, Poultry, Pork, Rabbits and Forestry Products

Author of:
Salad Bar BeefHoly Cows & Hog Heaven, You Can FarmFamily Friendly Farming,The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic FarmerFolks This Aint NormalPastured Poultry ProfitsEverything I Want to do is Illegal.

Joel Salatin, 54, is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas.

TEMERA COSTA, Author & Advocate: Bay Area, CA

Author of:
Farmer Jane

Temra Costa is a nationally recognized sustainable food and farming advocate. Her book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, is the product of the 10+ years she has spent engaging eaters, farmers, and food businesses in the local food movement.

MARK BAKER, Rancher & Farmer: Baker’s Green Acres, Marion, MI

Raising: Cattle, Pigs, Chickens, Turkeys

Born in the heart of Revolution country, Massachusetts native Mark Baker began his farming career while still employed full time in the U.S. Air Force, raising hogs in a farrow to freezer operation, chickens, turkeys, and beef. He and his family have raised produce and animals to sustain themselves as well as to sell for over 15 years.

SEAN CROXTON, is the host of Underground Wellness Radio, an internet-based podcast focusing on real food, functional medicine, and holistic health. Since 2008, he has conducted weekly interviews with the leading experts in the real health community. In 2012, he hosted the popular online Real Food Summit with presentations by Joel Salatin, Sarah Pope, Dr. Cate Shanahan, and more. He also writes and video blogs on hisUnderground Wellness website, and is the author of The Dark Side of Fat Loss.