CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Each year, hundreds gather at the Future Harvest CASA Annual Conference to sharpen their knowledge on all aspects of sustainable farming and food systems: agricultural best practices and new techniques; logistical, distribution and marketing approaches for bringing local and sustainable food to more consumers; legislative policies and community issues affecting farming and food access; the health, profitability and well-being of farming families.
THE 2013 CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all who submitted ideas. All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee. Prospective speakers will be notified of the Committee's decision by August 15, 2012. Speakers whose presentations are chosen will receive complimentary conference registration, meals and travel reimbursement. Lodging reimbursement is considered on an as-needed basis.
Our tracks are:
Beginning Farmers - Tools, information and techniques for starting and growing new farms, for aspiring farmers and those who have been farming for less than ten years.
Scaling Up/Accessing New Markets - Assessing opportunities and risks related to expanding production, adding distribution, hiring staff, modifying product lines and other decisions related to scaling up to sell to retail, institutional or other large-volume markets.
Grass-Based Systems - Field management and grazing techniques for ruminants and other pastured animals, as well as topics related to processing and marketing grass-based food products.
Community Food Issues - Connecting the dots between farmers, consumers, policy makers and others in the local, sustainable food community.
Fruit and Vegetable Production - Addressing the unique challenges of growing fruits and vegetables profitably using sustainable and/or organic techniques in the Mid-Atlantic climate.
Healthy Farmers, Healthy Bottom Lines - Healthy living, stress management and personal financial management for farmers and their families.
- High Tunnel Twilight (Emmaus, PA)
June 19, 2013 (5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)
- Retail Farming for Success on the Delmarva at Greenbranch Farm
June 22, 2013 (10:00 am - 1:30 pm)
- Cordage Making for Kids
June 24, 2013 (9:00 am - 11:00 am)
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