Farm and Food Symposium*
November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm$135 – $150
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The Farm and Food Symposium is a two-day, in-person event where progressive farmers (small and large), ag industry professionals, consumers and other conservation partners will gather to gain a deeper understanding of the ecological practices and the economic incentives of regenerative farming.
This year’s theme is Regenerative Agriculture: Better Soil, Better Food, Better Health. Our keynote speaker for the conference will be Ray Archuleta, Certified Professional Soil Scientist with the Soil Science Society of America. Ray has over 30 years’ experience as a Soil Conservationist, Water Quality Specialist, and Conservation Agronomist with NRCS. We are vey excited to host Ray as he speaks to a vast audience encouraging and helping them achieve their regenerative agriculture goals and objectives – whether they are a farmer, rancher, processor, restaurant, retailer, or involved consumer.
In addition to Ray Archuleta, attendees will get to choose up to 10 classes and workshops on a variety of subjects lead by local leaders and professionals including climate resiliency, nutrition, carbon sequestration and water resources. There will also be a track for forestry professionals that allows them to earn CEU credits. Other standout features of the conference include several panel discussions, break out meetings to address food insecurity to cultivate a more sustainable food system, and a social event featuring locally sourced food where audience members can share what they are learning along the way.
Composting in City and on Acreage
The Relationship Between Food and the Soil It Grows In
Investments in Regenerative Ag Products
Tackling Hunger and Micronutrient Deficiencies in our Community
Book Your Room at the Centennial Hotel
Book your room today! Take advantage of the Farm and Food Symposium group room discount of $129/night at the Centennial Hotel. Reserve using this link by Oct. 8th. This discounted group rate will not be available after October 8th. Group rate also available when contacting hotel directly. Book now!
COVID-19 Event Protocols
Your health and safety is our top priority! Per the Washington State mandate, all attendees regardless of vaccination and/or test status, are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth indoors throughout the Conference, with the understanding that masks may be removed while eating or drinking. As the emergence of a highly contagious variant, face masks remain an important tool in preventing transmission of the virus. Those planning to attend the Farm and Food Symposium are expected to prioritize the health and safety of all attendees, as well as hotel staff.
Any individual failing to comply will not be admitted or allowed to remain at the Conference. Refund requests will be denied for anyone refused entry or expelled from the event for failure to follow basic public health precautions.
For more information, please visit the Spokane Regional Health District website for the most updated COVID-19 guidance in Spokane County.
Virtual Conference Option
Enjoy the Farm and Food Symposium from the comfort of your own home! We understand that some individuals interested in attending the Farm and Food Symposium may not be comfortable attending in-person this year. So, we have decided to offer a virtual option that includes Ray Archuleta’s Keynote addresses and sessions that will take place as part of our Regenerative Ag track. To register for the conference virtually, simply select the Virtual Conference Registration below. We will send you a link to stream the conference several days before the event takes place.
Spokane Conservation District strives to make the annual Farm and Food Symposium inclusive and affordable for farmers, farm employees, veterans, and students by partnering with other organizations and funding agencies to cover registration costs for those who would not be able to attend otherwise. Although scholarships are limited based on available funding, Spokane Conservation District works to award as many scholarships as possible.
Applications are due by October 22nd. 10 recipients for the at-cost scholarships will be announced by October 25. Scholarships will be announced by October 25. You will be notified by email at the address provided in your application.
You are not eligible for a scholarship if you have already registered for the Farm and Food Symposium.
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Sponsorship opportunities are available. If interested, please contact Hilary Sepulveda at (509)535-7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our Sponsors!