FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 3, 2022
The California Small Farm Conference returns for a 34th year! Dig into over 50 different online workshops, forums and videos designed for farmers, ranchers and the local food system advocates who support them. Then join us at smaller, in-person regional gatherings hosted in communities across California. Entry to this year’s conference is on a pay-what-you-can basis.
SCHEDULE: AT A GLANCE
FARMERS MARKET TRACK
9 AM - 2 PM
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 5:30 PM
THE FARM BILL IS COMING!
Organizing for Equity, Land & Climate (Bilingual)
Every five years, we have the chance to influence the Farm Bill, the nation’s largest piece of legislation that shapes everything from beginning farmer training programs to land access to support for sustainable farming practices. The Farm Bill will be updated in 2023 and will invest BILLIONS of dollars into such programs. But to make sure that this important bill prioritizes small and under-resourced farmers and ranchers, racial justice and equity, and the natural ecosystems we depend on, we must organize! In this session, get an overview of the Farm Bill with a specific focus on land access issues, climate change, and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. Then, we want to hear from you – California farmers and ranchers – about your challenges, potential solutions and top priorities. Your input will help shape our Farm Bill advocacy efforts in 2022 and beyond.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 5:30 PM
2022 CALIFORNIA FARM & FOOD CHAMPIONS
From farmers to food system advocates, these everyday heroes and movement leaders from across California are forging a stronger local food economy, promoting food justice and empowering a new generation of agrarians. Join us for a virtual awards ceremony celebrating the 2022 Honorees! Recipients announced in January 2022.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
REGIONAL IN-PERSON GATHERINGS
(various times, locations)
Join us on the final day of the conference in-person at smaller, regional gatherings taking place through the state. Each event is unique, but all will give conference-goers a chance to get out from behind a screen and connect with fellow farmers, ranchers and farm advocates in their community and surrounding region.
SPONSORSHIP MAKES THIS EVENT POSSIBLE
Sponsors not only make this important event possible, but they also help us make it accessible to a wider range of attendees, from beginning farmers to students. Share your company’s commitment to the future of family farms, local food and regenerative agriculture by sponsoring today.