WSU Whatcom County Extension

Sustainable Agriculture Conference

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

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For more information:

  Colleen Burrows • cburrows@wsu.edu • (360) 676-6736, Ext. 22

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bellingham Technical College • 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA

This daylong event will once again highlight issues important to produce and livestock farmers in Northwest Washington, with sessions on food safety/GAP/FSMA, fertility management, animal feeds, livestock economics, and plant disease management.  University and government experts will be presenting alongside farmers with plenty of time for discussion to get the information you are looking for.

New this year will be more farmer-to-farmer learning opportunities with facilitated discussions around hot topics.  Bring your expertise and your questions!

 

Agenda:

Main Room Opening Session

Time

Main Room

7:30-8am

Registration

8am

Welcome

8:10-9:30am

New food safety regulations: lessons learned by farmers and insights from WSDA

9:30-10:30am

Coffee Break and Round Table Discussions
(see  description below)

 

 

Break-Out Sessions

Time

Room A – Animal

Room B – Crops

10:30-Noon

Optimizing animal feeds through pasture and alternative feeds. 

Managing On-Farm Fertility: research results and real-world experiences

Noon-1:30

Main Room: Lunch and Round Table Discussions
(see description below)

1:30-3pm

Economics of a Livestock Farm:
Is it working for you?

Disease Management: crop rotation and biological control ideas from researchers and farmers.

3-4:30pm

Main Room
Scaling Up, Finding Opportunities, and Becoming Profitable: a panel of  local farmers who have found successes

 

The Round Table Discussions are new in 2014. Participants have an opportunity to talk with their colleagues about topics of interest. Each table will be assigned a different topic and a facilitator.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions of others at the table, give input on what has or hasn’t worked, and provide other resources as relevant.

 


Issued by Washington State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in further-ance of the Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914. WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, and national or ethnic origin; physical, mental, or sensory disability; marital status or sexual orientation; and status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office. Trade names have been used to simplify infor-mation; no endorsement is intended.

For more information:

  Colleen Burrows
  cburrows@wsu.edu
  (360) 676-6736, Ext. 22

 

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WSU Whatcom County Extension • 1000 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225 • 360-676-6736 • whatcom@wsu.edu