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Farmer2Farmer 2017 Conference
Saanich Fairgrounds
Central Saanich, BC
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Farmer2Farmer 2017 Conference
The annual Farmer2Farmer Conference is an initiative about local people, local issues, and local solutions! It provides powerful networking and learning opportunities for farmers and food producers in the region. The conference brings together over 200 regional farmers in a day that inspires, educates and connects us in ways that help our sector grow together!

WEDNESDAY MAR 1, 2017 - $45 - Pre-conference Farm Bus Tour (full day with lunch incl)
THURSDAY MAR 2, 2017 - $55 - Farmer2Farmer Conference

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE:  Seann Dory, Salt & Harrow Farm (37 acre organic farm), and previously founder and operator of Sole Foods Urban Farm, Vancouver
Topic:  Reflections on urban/rural, for-profit and non-profit business models, scales of production . . .  . . . Reflections on success, collaboration, profitability and models for tomorrow.

WORKSHOPS
Soil Health Basics for New Farmers:. Build a strong foundation of soil knowledge for your farm with an understanding of four key soil health principles. Learn how to assess the health of your soils with a set of year-round soil health tests and indicators. Presenter: DeLisa Lewis

Soil Health Challenges for Experienced Growers: Youve been cultivating your soils for three years, five years, ten years, and more, with some successes and some remaining challenges. This interactive session is meant to move our collective knowledge and skills with regional soil types and known issues forward, combining relevant field research with shared practical experience. Presenter: DeLisa Lewis

Bookkeeping for Farms (Beginner):  Bookkeeping basics for farms: business set up, bookkeeping, payroll and your first year-end tax report. Presenter:  Sasha Kubicek

Advanced Bookkeeping for Farms (Advanced):  Overview of tricks and short cuts for excel with specific examples detailing bank reconciliation, seed ordering and organic certification reporting Presenter:  Sasha Kubicek

Dealing with Supply Gap and Selling to Retail Market  Discussion on reality (or not) of supply gap, model of addressing it, moving forward.  Facilitator:  Pat Reichert.  Contributor:  Saanich Organics, Retailers Panel: (TBA), Susan Tyychie - Institutional Purchasing

Water:  Saving/Draining Loop How To . .  Theory, systems and technologies that help. Presenter:  TBA

Tilling Tools and Techniques:  tractors, scaling up, attachments and enhancements to existing sytems.  Presenter:  Nick  Tractor Time + TBA

Composting: Scaling, Sourcing Inputs, Models, Urban vs Rural.  Presenter: TBA

So you wanna get a cow? Panel discussion of key factors in considering various livestock. Panel:  Mitchell Morse (The Fickle Fig Farm & Market)

Crop Planning Tools:  Different Excel tools to tackle crop planning.  Presenter:  TBA

Bees:  Incorporating these happy pollinators on your farm. Presenter:  Dr. Lora Morandin

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Location

Saanich Fairgrounds (View)
1528 Stellys Cross Rd
Central Saanich, BC V8M 1S8
Canada

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Education > Workshops
Food > Markets & Farms

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Dog Friendly: No

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