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Conference 2012 - 2012 Sponsors - Online Registration - Lodging Options

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Farm to Institution: Making Local Food Economies a Reality

January 13-14, 2012
National Conference Center, Lansdowne, VA

* * * Online registration and room reservations at NCC close January 10 * * *


Our most anticipated educational and networking event of the year, the Future Harvest CASA 13th Annual Conference, is almost here! Everything you need to know, including the conference schedule and links to break-out session descriptions, is on this page.

You can click here for registration and lodging information! (To go directly to the National Conference Center online room reservation system, click here.) 

If you are interested in carpooling or sharing a room with other conference attendees, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line "Ride/ Room Share." We will add your email address to an Interest Group where you can communicate with other conference attendees to set-up car pools to Lansdowne, and/or to find someone to share a room with if you are attending both days of the conference.

Click here for a printable pdf of the full Conference schedule. Click here to see photos from the 2011 Annual Conference.




Pre-Conference Workshops - Butchering - FULL, Poultry Processing - FULL, Farmers Markets, Wholesale Success, Reduced Tillage, Mobile Poultry Pen Building - FULL

Keynote Speakers - Anthony Flaccavento, Mike Curtin

Track 1 - Beginning Farmers                 

Track 2 - Farm-to-Institution                                            

Track 3 - Grass-based Systems

Track 4 - Local Food Communities

Track 5 - Organic Production

Track 6 - Profitability/Added Value

Dinner Reception and Silent Auction

Farmer Panel - How to Be a Farmer-Advocate: Beyond the Farm Bill

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Annual Conference sponsorships are still available! Contact Conference Manager Nan Cox, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thanks to our 2012 Conference Sponsors!




Whole Foods Market - MidAtlantic

Platinum Sponsors

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Friday Dinner Reception, Silent Auction and "Meet the Buyers" Reception Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation/MarylandGrazers Network


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Firefly Farms

Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative

Local Food Communities                Grass-Based Systems
Track Sponsor                             Track Sponsor


Loudoun County Department of
Economic Development

West Virginia Small Farm Center

Beginning Farmers                                    Farm-to-Institution
Track Sponsor                                            Track Sponsor



 Piedmont Environmental Council

Profitablility/Added Value Track Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

* Alternative Farming Systems Information Service (USDA)

* Bon Appetit Management Company

* Center for a Livable Future

* Maryland ACRS / VA Agricultural Mediation Program

* Maryland Agriculture and Resource-Based Industries Corporation (MARBIDCO)

* Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA)

* National Capital Farms / Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

* Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

* Summer Creek Farm/McGeary Organics

* University of Maryland Extension-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)


Bronze Sponsors

* Animal Welfare Approved
* Countryside
*Eat'n Park
* Fertrell
* Flavor Magazine
* Food and Water Watch
* Jefferson County (WV) Development Authority
* Liberty Delight Farms
* Local Food Project at Airlie
* Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
* Old Line Custom Meats
* One Straw Farm
* Purple Mountain Organics
* The Food Trust

* University of Maryland Extension-Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Project
* Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Virginia Grown
* Wallace Center at Winrock International