San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit 2019

This year San Juan Island will host the annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit on February 2-3, 2019.

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Gather with more than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and advocates for a weekend filled with education, inspiration and community.

We are proud to host Dr. Heidi Roop, of the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group as this year's Keynote Speaker. Dr. Roop is a climate scientist with a passion for science, communication, and community co-production of knowledge. Her keynote, "From Coastlines to Crops: What Climate Change Means for the Puget Sound" is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Full Summit Schedule is NOW LIVE

Click here to view the lastest Summit Schedule (updated Jan 8)

Please note sessions and times are subject to change.

Ticket Prices:

Saturday half-day workshops:

$25 pre-registered

$30 At the Door

Sunday Sessions:

$60 Early Bird Registration (December 1-31)

$75 Regular Admission (January 1-29)

$85 At the Door

While the content is geared toward an adult audience, children are welcome to attend free of charge. Please email us at for the free youth registration code.

Summit Overview:

Saturday morning and afternoon will consist of several extended and hands-on workshops in a variety of locations on San Juan Island. Location details will be emailed to participants the week of the event.

We invite the whole community to join us Saturday evening at Brickworks for a fun evening of food, drink and socializing at the Summit Hoedown. Enjoy live music and great local food for the whole family!

Sunday morning we will gather to learn and be inspired at Friday Harbor Middle School. This year we will offer twelve 1.5 hour Sessions on four different tracks including Farm Marketing and Finance, Agricultural Programs and Policy, Production, and Community Perspectives. Sessions will cover an array of topics including fruit production, soil and pasture management, local climate change impacts, farm marketing and much more.

See Summit Schedule for full details of Workshops and Sessions.

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

Scholarships and Work Trade:

If you are in financial need, please consider applying for a scholarship or for work-trade. Our scholarships can cover full registration costs for Saturday and Sunday. Alternatively, you can work during the Summit for 4 hours in exchange for 50% off all registration costs. This is a great way to meet awesome people, and contribute to the success of the Summit while saving some money.

Click here for the Scholarship Application

Click here for the Work-trade Application

The priority deadline for these has passed, but we will continue to review applications in January as space allows. We have a limited number of each of these, and applications will be reviewed as they come in. If you are interested, please turn in your application as soon as possible.

General information:

For questions or concerns, contact us a or call (360) 370-7667.

Make an investment in our local agricultural community by becoming a sponsor. The generosity of our Sponsors is greatly appreciated and will be noted in our Summit materials. Sponsorships support our ability to provide scholarships and keep our registration costs low. Contact us for more information about our sponsorship packages

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact or 360 370-7667 at least two weeks prior to the event. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email or 360 370-7667.

Is there lodging available? There are great places to stay on Friday Harbor. For a list we suggest the SJI Visitor's Bureau or the Friday Harbor Chamber of Commerce

I can’t stay the night. Can I still attend? Workshops, Sessions and social events have been scheduled to accommodate the interisland ferry schedule.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Sorry, we are not able to accommodate transfer requests.

Can I register the day of the event? Yes, there will be registration available Saturday & Sunday mornings. Day-of registration will be more expensive.

Can I update my registration information? Yes, you can add new tickets by going to the Eventbrite site.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It will make registration easier, but we will also have a list.

What is the refund policy? We offer refunds on all tickets (minus $20 processing fee) up to January 19th.

How can I help support this great effort? We are seeking donations to support scholarships and volunteers to help at the events. Please select the donation ticket, funds will go to making the San Juan Island Agricultural Summit more affordable and will enable more scholarships. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact

Thank you to our generous Summit Sponsors:

Sustaining Sponsors ($1,000+)

Tap Root Farm

Skagit Farmers Supply

Oak Knoll Farm

Farm Champion ($400-$999)

San Juan Island Grange

Island Petroleum Services

Farmer ($200-$399)

Scratch and Peck Feeds

Northwest Agriculture Business Center

Friends of Farms ($50-$100)

Sunset Builders

Lopez Locavores

Skagit Valley Food Co-op

Thank you to our 2019 Partners:

Washington State University San Juan County Extension, Agricultural Resources Committee of San Juan County, Oak Knoll Farm, San Juan County, San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, San Juan Islands Conservation District, San Juan Island Farmers Market, San Juan Island Food Co-op.

The event is supported in part by USDA -NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Award #: 2016-70017-25526