Sat. Schedule – Feb. 9th

Saturday, February 9th,  Keynote Speakers & Farm Expo

Nevada Union High School11645 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley.
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Conference Schedule

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Food & Farm Expo, registration, coffee and breakfast food for purchase

9:00 am – 10:15 am: Keynote speaker

10:20-10:50am  Food & Farm Expo

11:00 – 12:00pm: Keynote speaker

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  lunch

1:00 – 2:05 pm: Keynote speaker

2:05 – 2:35 pm:  Food & Farm Expo

2:35 – 5:15 pm: Breakout sessions with each keynote speakers

5:30 – 7:30:  Evening Mixer! Join fellow conference goers for a mix and mingle at a local restaurant – details to come.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS – 9am – 4:30pm

Learn and get inspired by nationally recognized leaders in the sustainable food and farm movement: Paul Miller and Dru Rivers of Full Belly Farm, Doniga Markegard of Markegard Family Grass-Fed LLC & and Jeff Lowenfels, best-selling author!  In the afternoon, attend an in-depth session with Paul and Dru, Doniga, or Jeff for a more intensive learning session.

Daniga - key note speaker farm conference 2019Doniga Markegard

Author of Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild, regenerative rancher, Doniga brings a perspective rooted in nature. Mentored by leading wildlife trackers, naturalists and Native Spiritual leaders and with a background in permaculture, Doniga brings a unique perspective to Regenerative Agricultural practices. She is dedicated to working the with the land and her community through regenerative ranching practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water and enhance habitat. Read more about Doniga.

Paul Miller and Dru Rivers

Full Belly Farm is a 400-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California, north of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area. Full Belly has been farmed using organic practices since 1985 and is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers. With help from about 80 employees, the farm produces an amazing diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits year-round. The farm also has a flock of chickens and sheep, a tribe of goats, and several cows.  Read more about Paul and Dru.

Jeff Lowenfels

Jeff is a reformed lawyer and author and is also the founder of a now national program, “Plant A Row for The Hungry.”  The program is active all 50 states and Canada and has resulted in millions pounds of garden produce being donated to feed the hungry every year and also pens the longest running garden column in North America and is also a highly respected and popular, national, garden writer and in 2005 was inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame, the highest honor a garden writer can achieve. Jeff Lowenfels has become a leader in the organic gardening/sustainability movement as a result of his best-selling books. Read more about Jeff.

8am – 4:30pm

Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley
While you are at the conference on Saturday, visit our Food & Farm Expo. Learn more about products and services available for sustainable homesteaders, farmers and ranchers, and get entered to win free merchandise! Register now!


farm conference goers 2017 - photo lenkaEVENING MIXER 
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Join fellow conference goers for a mix and mingle at a local brewery. Come for drinks and conversation, and meet new friends with similar interests (we’ll help you do that!).



Information about Farmer Discounts can be found here.

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