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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 http://extension.wsu.edu/sanjuan/agriculture/ag-summit-2018/, or contact Ag Summit Coordinator Rhys Hansen at sji.agsummit@wsu.edu.


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