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Focus on Farming set for Nov. 3

Oct 3rd, 2016 | Category: News

MONROE – The 13th annual Focus on Farming conference will be held Nov. 3  at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. This year’s conference will feature topics and speakers including a track on the new Food Safety Modernization Act with Cornell University’s Don Stockel to prepare farmers for the new regulations, as well as raising bees, and  variety selection and production of wheat, oat and barley in western Washington. Focus on Forestry will address new opportunities in the timber industry, and the Transfer of Development Rights Program and how it affects forest land owners. Keynotes will be made by Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech, who will speak on the “Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset,” and Steve Butcher, CEO of Brown Paper Tickets and creator of the Not-Just-For-Profit business philosophy. The event includes a large trade show. Registration is open at www.focusonfarming.org.

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