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Tilth Conference 2020 — Schedule
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Register for the Tilth Conference! http://bit.ly/2MH1orx
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Day 1 - Monday
Nov. 9
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TrackSustainable Production & Systems ISustainable Production & Systems IIMarket Expansion & DevelopmentBusiness PlanningFoundations for an Equitable Food System
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Welcome1:00-1:15 PM
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Session A1:20-2:20Biosolarization: Harnessing the Sun and Organic Matter to Control Weeds^^ (Martin Guerena, NCAT/ATTRA; Jesus Fernandez Bayo, UC Davis)Regenerative Agriculture Practices in Central and Western Washington (Doug Collins, Washington State University; Jessica Gigot, Harmony Fields & Western Washington University)Growing Wholesale Connections Through Market & Crop Planning with Buyers (Cheryl Thornton, Cloud Mountain Farm Center; Jeff Voltz, Northwest Agriculture Business Center)
Farm Financing (Roland Chaiton, Business Impact NW; Amy Frye, Boldly Grown Farm; Erika Lindholm, Craft3; Henry Wong, Business Impact NW)Imagining a Just Food System (Hannah Wilson, Black Farmers Collective)
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40-min break/engage with exhibitors/breakout rooms (2:20-3:00)
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Session B3:00-4:00Behind the Scenes of Organic Seed (Micaela Colley, Organic Seed Alliance; Ada Snyder, High Mowing Seeds)
Biochar: production and elasticity of use on farms (Nathan Stacey, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University;
Cuauhtémoc Villa, Biocarbon Associates and Sonoma Biochar Initiative with Nootka Farm Collective)
Perspectives of Accessibility and Inclusivity of Washington Farmers Markets (FM) from FM Consumers and Market Managers (Samara Gonzalez, Bastyr University)Managing Farm and Food Legal Risk During COVID-19^^ (Rachel Armstrong, Farm Commons)Excessive Stress in Agriculture** (Allison Browne, Washington State Department of Health; Kate Seymour, WSU Skagit Extension)
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30-min break/engage with exhibitors/breakout rooms (4:00-4:30)
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Keynote Speech4:30-5:30"Indigenizing 'Big Agriculture'" — Chris Newman, Sylvanaqua Farms — In this talk, we discuss a prosperous future for the communities of all living things on Earth by re-indigenizing agriculture: building food systems around large, integrated, collectively-owned, community-focused, team farming. Learn more.
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45-min Happy Hour/Dinner break (5:30-6:15) -- could be social/breakout rooms
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Social Event/Award Ceremony6:15-7:30Join us as we recognize a Farmer of the Year who has exhibited outstanding efforts in the field, and an Advocate of the Year, who has made positive contributions to organic and regenerative farming.
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Day 2 - Tuesday
Nov. 10
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TrackSustainable Production & Systems ISustainable Production & Systems IIMarket Expansion & DevelopmentAcquiring FarmlandFoundations for an Equitable Food System
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Tilth Community Roundtable11:00 AM-12:30PM
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30 min break (12:30-1:00)
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Welcome1:00-1:15
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Keynote Speech1:20-2:20"We Elect Change" — Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems — Kathleen will lay out a plan to recapture the founding spirit of the organic movement, rebuild trust, embrace new innovations, and create a shared vision for organic agriculture that this community, and sister communities across the country, can fight for, and achieve. Learn more.
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40-min break/engage with exhibitors/breakout rooms (2:20-3:00)
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Session C3:00-4:00Livestock Mortality Composting (Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Washington State University; Dr. Rachel Wieme, Washington State University)
Creating a Sustainable & Productive Heritage Poultry Flock (Lisa Van Horn, Peninsula Poultry Breeders)E-commerce Solutions for Direct-Marketing Farms (Michael Parker, National Young Farmers Coalition; Lindsey Lusher Shute, Hearty Roots Farm & Farm Generations Cooperative; Henry Wong, Business Impact NW)
Set Yourself Up For Success: Due Diligence in Buying and Leasing Farmland (Lily Gottlieb-McHale, Washington Farmland Trust)Gender, Race and Farming: An interactive discussion for farmers and researchers^^ (Katherine Dentzman, University of Idaho; Deepa Iyer, Ayeko Farm;
Ryanne Pilgeram, University of Idaho;
Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, American Farmland Trust; Dorcas Young, Lesedi Farm)
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30-min break/engage with exhibitors/breakout rooms (4:00-4:30)
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Session D4:30-5:30Dry Farm Vegetable Production: Evaluating Site Suitability (Matt Davis, Oregon State University; Amy Garrett, Oregon State University; Alex Stone, Oregon State University)
Black Urban Farms: Reframing the Agricultural Narrative^^ (Nyema Clark, Nurturing Roots; Anthony Reyes, 21 Acres; Ray Williams, Black Farmers Collective;
Hannah Wilson, Black Farmers Collective)
Farm to Market Strategies & Success Stories for Flower Growers (Debra Prinzing, Slow Flowers LLC)Water Rights Q&A with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Kellie Gillingham, Washington State Department of Ecology)Engaging Your Land Grant University for the Next 50 Years of Research, Teaching, and Extension in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (André-Denis Wright, Scot Hulbert, Chad Kruger, Vicki McCracken, Rich Zack; Washington State University)
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45-min Happy Hour/Dinner Break (5:30-6:15)
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Social Event6:15-7:30
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--All session time slots and titles are subject to change--
--NOTE: All times are PST--
**Session will not be recorded
^^Session will have Spanish/English interpretation.
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