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General Sessions

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Friday, January 17 -- 1:00 pm

Keynote Address: Sam A. Calagione

Sam Calagione is the founder and President of Dogfish Head. Sam got the brewing bug back in the early 1990s while working at a bar in NYC that featured microbrewed beer. After a number of homebrew batches, Sam put his English degree to the test while writing the brewpub business plan. Sam is the brainchild behind all the wacky things that happen at Dogfish Head. He will share stories of working with culinary masters to incorporate herbs and spices into his beers and how he built the business from the ground up.

Friday, January 17 -- 6:30 pm

Local Food Celebration, Silent Auction and Social


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The bounty of our local farms and sustainable food producers will be on display -- and on our plates -- at our Local Food Celebration dinner. Conference attendees can relax and enjoy the casual but delicious meal and local libations, visit with sponsors and exhibitors, and bid on unique and tasty silent auction items. Check out our Facebook page to see some of the items that will be "on the block."

Firefly Cheese   Silent_Auctionreduced   


Saturday, January 18 -- 2:00 pm

Founding Farmers Panel - Looking Back, Looking Ahead




Michael Heller

Ginger Myers

Jack Gurley

Chip Planck

Homer Walden

Shep Ogden 

Upper Marlboro, MD

Keedysville, MD

Sparks, MD

Purcellville, VA

Dover, PA

Kearneysville, WV

Clagett Farm

Evermore Farm

Calvert's Gift Farm

Wheatland Vegetable Farms

Sunnyside Farm

Jefferson County Development Authority