Summit Dates: February 11-13, 2016
Summit Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit is back in 2016! Returning to Friday Harbor, it will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 11-13th. Join fellow farmers, regional experts, local food and farm advocates for two days of education, inspiration, and camaraderie.
Keynote speakers for 2016 will include Severine von Tscharner-Fleming, a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York. She is founder and director of The Greenhorns, a grassroots cultural organization with the mission to promote, recruit and support a growing movement of young farmers and ranchers in America. She also co-founded the National Young Farmers Coalition, the Agrarian Trust, and Maine Sail Freight. She is a director of the Schumacher Center for New Economics.
Courtney White will also be joining the Summit as a keynote speaker. Courtney is author of Soil, Grass, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country, and Two Persent Solutions for the Planet. White offers positive solutions for farmers to “regenerate the planet now, rather than in some distant future.”
Workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday, with a keynote talk and Taste of the San Juans on Friday night. Saturday will include a keynote talk, interactive panel discussion with both keynote speakers, a full day of over 20 sessions, and opportunities to network and meet with fellow farmers and local food advocates. Workshops and sessions will be led by national, regional and local experts.
Registration will begin in January 2016. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the Summit.