California Small Farm Conference, March 9-11, Rohnert Park
The California Small Farm Conference will be held March 9-11 in Rohnert Park, Calif. The conference is for small-scale farmers and ranchers, farmers’ market managers, and others involved in the small-farm community.
The emphasis of the conference will be ways to minimize the impact of the drought on smaller farmers and ranchers.
Sandra Schubert, California Department of Food and Agriculture, will speak Monday during the networking lunch on strategies and resources available to small farmers and ranchers relating to drought management.
Paul Vossen, University of California Cooperative Extension, Santa Rosa, will discuss managing less water from the perspective of a small-scale farmer, plus irrigation and plant management under drought conditions.
Rex Dufour, of NCAT/ATTRA will lead the field course, “Biodiversity on the Farm,” which will demonstrate how bio diverse farms can be more resilient to drought or flood stresses. He will moderate the “Water and Soil Conservation for the Future, Now,” workshop on strategies to manage soils affected by drought and other stresses.
The event will be held at the DoubleTree Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, 1 Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park.
Register online or call (888) 712-4188 to request a registration form to submit via fax or standard mail.
1 Doubletree Dr.
Rohnert Park, California