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Small Farm Expo offers seminars, vendors

Feb 3rd, 2018 | Category: Features

Free event presented by WCD, WCPW

The third annual Small Farm Expo will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24th at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will include indoor and outdoor exhibits demonstrating the latest in agricultural technology, products and services, as well as seminars by local veterinarians, financial advisors, and horticulturalist. Designed to be an informal meet-and-greet and networking event, visitors will find opportunities to engage with exhibitors and other small farmers, as well as discover new resources to help improve and expand healthy crops, animals, pastures and more.

Attendees are welcome to get their hands dirty during the demonstrations. Free soil tests and free tarps are available for qualifying farmers. COURTESY PHOTO

Attendees are welcome to get their hands dirty during the demonstrations. Free soil tests and free tarps are available for qualifying farmers. COURTESY PHOTO

Over 30 different organizations will be represented from tractor suppliers, agronomists, veterinarians, butchers, master composters, solar providers, financial resources for farmers, and much much more.  Additionally, there are presentations on the half hour with a special keynote from noon to 1pm.

The keynote address will be presented at noon by Dr. David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington and author of Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, and Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations.

Whether you are a raising your prize animal, running 20 head of cattle, making some extra cash off duck eggs or trying to grow all your own food, this event offers something for everyone. Participants will be given the chance to connect with educational organizations, learn about the latest news affecting farmers, ask and answer questions, and network with others who share their concerns and desire to be successful. Stay updated with the latest list of exhibitors and a schedule of the seminars by visiting our website or event Facebook Page “Small Farm Expo”.

Free tarps and free soil tests will be available to qualifying farmers, while supplies last.

The Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works presents this event, with sponsorships from Scratch and Peck Feed, Coastal Realty, Whatcom County PDR Program, Country Financial, CHS Northwest, Whatcom Family Farmers, and Grow Northwest.

The Expo will be held in the Haggen Expo Building at the NW Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St, Lynden.

For more information, visit www.whatcomcd.org/small-farm-expo or contact Aneka Sweeney at (360) 526-2381 x103, asweeney@whatcomcd.org.

–Whatcom Conservation District

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