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San Juan Ag Summit March 16-17

Mar 2nd, 2018 | Category: News

LOPEZ ISLAND – The 6th annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit will be held Friday and Saturday, March 16-17. More than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates will gather on Lopez Island for two days of events, education and connections.

Friday’s hands-on workshops include: Tractor Maintenance and “Right-Sizing” Machinery to Your Farm; Interested in Starting a Dairy in San Juan County?; Hands-on Entomology for Farmers and Gardeners; Exploring Direct and Wholesale Market Channels to Strengthen Your Business Plan; Legal Perspectives for Accessing Farmland; Building Soil; Lopez Island Farm Education; and more. In addition, a total of 16 sessions will be held on Saturday in four different tracks; Production; Marketing and Finance; Perspective; and Agricultural Programs and Policy.

The Taste of the San Juans event is open to the public and will Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Visitors and residents can sample foods from island vendors. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 (no need to pre-register); sips and bites start at $2.

All Saturday sessions will be held at the Lopez Island Elementary School. Social hour at the Lopez Grange begins after sessions have ended.

For updates and more information visit, or contact Ag Summit Coordinator Rhys Hansen at


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