Agenda

Time Conference Activity
7:00 a.m.    Registration / Check-in / Breakfast from the Biscuit Box
8:00 a.m. MC: Linda Neunzig, Snohomish County Agriculture Coordinator/Conference Chair
Opening Remarks: Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive
Updated USDA Census: Christopher Mertz, Director, USDA/NASS Northwest Regional Field Office
8:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Erin S. Pirro, "Building the Team You Want for the Future You Deserve"
9:15 a.m. Trade Show
9:45 a.m.  
and
11:00 a.m.
Farming Breakout Sessions in the following tracks:
Track A - New and Beginning Farmers
Track B - Livestock Production
Track C - Business of Farming
Track D - Agritourism
Track E - Industrial Hemp Production
Track F - Flower Farming

- Wildfire Risk Reduction
- WildCrafting and Agroforestry on the West Slope of the North Cascades
12:15 p.m. Trade Show
12:45 p.m. Lunch (prepared by a local chefs using Northwest products)
Welcome: Congresswoman Suzan DelBene
Keynote Speaker: Michael Rosmann, "Behavioral Well-Being is Key to Healthy Food Production"
2:30 p.m. Trade Show
3:00 p.m.
and
4:15 p.m.
Farming Breakout Sessions in the following tracks:
Track A - New and Beginning Farmers
Track B - Livestock Production
Track C - Business of Farming
Track D - Agritourism
Track E - Industrial Hemp Production
Track F - Flower Farming
 
- Developing a Forest Adaptation Plan: Strategies to Reduce Adverse Impacts and Increase Resilience
- Managing Forests for Climate Change: Understanding Tree Mortality
5:30 p.m. "A Local Taste" and Trade Show
6:30 p.m. Conference Concludes