Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Spring 2013 Food & Farming Conferences

It's that time of the year when seed catalogs are devoured and less is happening on the farm (even in California). That's why it's such a great time for sustainable agriculture organizations to bring all of us advocates and organic matter lovers together for inspiring talks and keynote speakers.

From Saratoga Springs, NY to Pacific Grove, CA, organizations across the country engage local food advocates and sustainable agriculture communities during this time of year. So here it is, the spring roundup of conferences organized by date. If I've missed any, please post the date, name and web link to the conference below.

Spring 2013 Food & Farming Conferences: 

January 19 - 20: - Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farming Conference, CA
Farmer Jane (Temra Costa) will present with keynotes Will Allen and Joel Salatin. http://www.foodandfarmconference.com/

January 23 - 26: Eco Farm's 33rd Annual Conference, Pacific Grove, CA

January 23 - 26: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SAWG), Little Rock, AR http://www.ssawg.org/january-2013-conference/

February 6 - 9: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's (PASA) 22nd Annual Conference, State College, PA

February 10 - 12: Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group's (SAWG) Regional Conference

February 21: California Climate & Agriculture Summit, Davis, CA

February 21 - 23: Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service's (MOSES) 24th Annual Conference, LaCrosse, WI

March 7 - 10: Natural Food Product Expo West, Anaheim, CA
Ok, not a true sustainable food and farming conference, but the natural food buyers all head here to check out the latest and greatest natural food and sustainable living trends.

March 10 - 12: California Small Farm Conference, Fresno, CA

April 29: Slow Money National Gathering, Boulder, CO


  1. Jan. 17-19, 2013: 21st Annual Grazing Conference, Wausau, WI

    I was very excited to get this post by Sylvia Burgos Toftness on Facebook. Wausau, WI is my hometown and it's exciting that this work is happening there. In fact, my folks still live there and when I visit I always make sure to stop down at the Natural Grocer in the downtown Wausau to support one of the two natural food stores in the area.

  2. Here are a couple more:

    Feb. 16-17, 2013: 34th Annual OEFFA Conference, Granville, OH

    March 29-30, 2013: Just Food Conference, NYC

    1. Thanks for posting, Mo. These look great!

    2. Don't forget the Feast Down East Conference, "Connecting Local Farms & Local Folks".
      March 1st from 8am - 4pn @ University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Online registration is open - http://appserv01.uncw.edu/SelectSurveyNET//TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l22Jmo8K

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