Farming Conference "Back to our Roots”
This year marks
the 10th anniversary of the Snohomish County "Focus on Farming” conference.
With two nationally known keynote addresses, 24 workshop classes under six
industry tracks and a 17,000 square foot trade show it has something for
Focus on Farming conference will provide a unique opportunity to not only
experience internationally acclaimed farmer Will Allen as the morning keynote
address but a rare opportunity to spend the entire day learning from him in
four continuous workshop sessions.
Founder and CEO of "Growing Power” will be presenting four workshop sessions
that will motivate and inspire you. These classes include:
Building in the City - Vermicomposting
- The Integrated Systems of Fish and Produce
Production Methods - Smart Season Extension
Do Include People - Creating Jobs
Allen, a former
professional basketball player, is widely considered the leading authority on
urban agriculture. He received a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2008 for his farming
work, and in February 2010, was invited to participate in Michelle Obama’s
"Let’s Move!” campaign at the White House, and in May 2010, TIME magazine named
him one of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Focus on Farming conference runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at
Comcast Arena in Everett. Preregistration is open now at www.focusonfarming.com. For more information,
contact Linda Neunzig at 425-388-7170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.