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Focus on Farming conference Nov. 19; farmer-author Ben Hewitt keynote speaker

Nov 3rd, 2015 | Category: News

MONROE – The 12th annual Focus on Farming conference “Planting Our Future” will be held Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. The conference, presented by Snohomish County, will feature networking opportunities and 24 agricultural workshop classes in six industry tracks, including business of farming/marketing, hot topics, livestock production, nursery/greenhouse, exporting your farm products, and sustainable ag education – organic soil. This year, the conference has added “Focus on Forestry” to the lineup, with breakout sessions focused on forest health and economic opportunities. This year’s keynote speaker is Ben Hewitt, Vermont farmer and author of “The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food.” In addition, a large trade show will be held throughout the day, featuring local and regional businesses and services, ending the conference with “A Local Taste” offering food and drinks to participants. Registration is $60/adult, $20/youth, and $30/Cultivating Success student, and includes lunch prepared by Chef Russell Lowell using Northwest ingredients.  For more information, or to register, see


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