Upcoming Events & Workshops

Farm & Food Symposium 2022

November 9th & 10th @ The Centennial Hotel, Spokane

This two-day, in-person event brings together progressive farmers, biological/regenerative ag companies and scientists, investors, consumers, and industry influencers to share experiences and best practices for regenerative farming.

The 2022 keynote speaker is Rick Clark. Rick is a 5th -generation farmer from Williamsport, IN, and was recognized as the 2021 National No-Till Innovator Award recipient. Rick has developed and is constantly improving a systematic approach to regenerative farming. His farm strives to limit input costs while also maintaining increased yields, year after year. The farm is 100% NGMO, 100% no-till, and 100% cover crop. Rick cares deeply about human health as well, that is one of the main drivers behind the organic no-till style of farming. He has prepared the following keynotes for our event:

Change is Good: Making the switch to regenerative agriculture

Benefits of Regenerative Farming: Why this method of farming is a viable systematic approach

For this year’s conference, we have decided to offer a single track to allow for greater engagement among our audience. In addition to hearing from Rick Clark, attendees will experience a well-thought-out program that walks them through the processes of agronomy, producer marketing/local marketing, food quality, consumer awareness, and the capital/investment needed to transition to regenerative ag farming.

Also, NEW THIS YEAR, each conference attendee will receive a copy of the book What Your Food Ate by David Montgomery and Anne Bikle. We are excited to announce that both authors will be joining our presentation lineup this year to speak on nutrient density in the commodities we produce.

Only 250 spots are available. To reserve your spot for this highly anticipated conference please fill out this form by clicking HERE.

Sponsorship, vendor, and conference program ad opportunities can be discussed with our Event Coordinator, Hilary at Hilary@SpokaneCD.org or 509-535-7274 ext. 214.

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Profiting from Your Pivot:

Virtual and FREE bilingual business coaching service that WSDA is offering in partnership with BINW. It’s designed to provide customized services to farms surrounding their specific needs. More information can be found here.

Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training:

This is a standardized FDA-approved training on the fundamentals of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and FSMA Produce Safety Rule co-hosted with WSU. Produce growers are the intended audience. Farmers receive a certificate for attending. Large, wholesaling farms are required to attend, but it’s highly recommended for small growers too. More information here.