Sustainable Agriculture Workshop
Calling all farmers, educators and eaters! The 5th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Workshop is coming up on Friday, October 8th. The event will be held from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy.
Farmers and aspiring growers will benefit from a workshop about the nuts and bolts of small-scale farm start-up presented by California Farm Link, and a session on marketing tools for local growers presented by farmer Dan Macon and marketing guru Joanne Neft. Additional topics that will be covered throughout the day include strategies to tame noxious weeds and updates on the Plumas County General Plan as it relates to agriculture.
K-12 educators will engage in sessions on how to effectively bring ag into the classroom. Representatives from the California Ag in the Classroom Foundation and the California Forest Foundation will present their curriculum and offer free books and handouts for teachers.
Keynote speaker, Joanne Neft, will share the wisdom she’s gained from years of pioneering work with agricultural marketing in Placer County. Her recently released local foods cookbook, Placer County Real Food, will be available for sale.
Pre-register by calling the Feather River Land Trust at 530-283-5758 or by visiting www.frlt.org. Costs are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and $30 at the door. Registration fee includes continental breakfast and a full lunch.
This event is coordinated by a partnership between the Feather River Land Trust, Sustainable Feather River College, Plumas Rural Services, and the Plumas-Sierra Cooperative Extension.