6th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

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Ag Summit 2018

Program Contact: Rhys Hansen, Ag Summit Coordinator
Email: sji.agsummit@wsu.edu

 

The 6th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit will take place on beautiful Lopez Island on March 16-17, 2018. Grow your inspiration at this gathering of over 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates for two days of events, education and camaraderie in our local food community.

Schedule of Events:

Friday morning and afternoon will consist of several hands-on workshops in a variety of locations on Lopez Island. More information coming soon as we confirm our great offerings.

We invite the whole community to join us Friday evening for the always-delicious Taste of the San Juans at the Lopez Community Center. Enjoy small bites from your favorite chefs in the county in this fun and family-friendly event. $5 entrance, $2 per taste ticket.

On Saturday, we will gather to learn and be inspired at Lopez School. This year we are proud to offer 16 sessions in four different tracks including Production, Marketing and Finance, Perspective, and Agricultural Programs and Policy. Sessions include Adding Value to Local Products, Wireworm Research and Solutions, and an update on the San Juan County Food Hub as well as much, much more. Schedule of sessions will be available February 1st.  Breakfast and lunch are included in your admission.

Social hour at the grange begins after sessions have ended. Join friends new and old for refreshment and good company at the Ag Summit Social.

Registration will launch February 1st for Friday workshops and Saturday Sessions. Friday workshops are $25, Saturday Sessions are $70, $80 at the door. Sign up for Saturday on or before February 15 and save $15 during our early bird special.  

Scholarship and work-trade available. Applications will be accepted starting February 1st.

New this year! Networking Room. We know that a lot of the best learning comes from the chance to dive deeper. To that end, we will have a dedicated room for informal conversation and meetings throughout the day.

More information will be coming soon, keep a lookout in the coming weeks as we highlight some of the amazing agricultural voices and perspectives who will be sharing their wisdom at this year’s summit.

Make an investment in our local agricultural community by becoming a sponsor. Contact us for more information about our sponsorship packages.

Please contact us a sji.agsummit@wsu.edu or call (360) 370-7667.

All workshops and sessions are subject to change. We will post a tentative schedule of all events with registration launch, and update it as we finalize the offerings.

Thank you to our 2018 Partner Organizations: Washington State University San Juan County Extension, Agricultural Resources Committee of San Juan County, Lopez Community Land Trust, Lopez Island School District, Northwest Agriculture Business Center, San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, San Juan Islands Conservation District, and San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

Ryan PalmateerLopez Island