Pre-registration is required. Register by Tuesday, February 4 to ensure space.
Questions: Contact Jen Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-850-6504.
Friday, February 7
5 pm Grower’s Own Conference Opening
5 pm Social & No-host Bar
5:45 pm Introductions, Dinner
7 pm Virtual Farm Tours: Fred and Judy Brossy, Ernie's Organics; Clay and Josie Erskine, Peaceful Belly Farm; Karen Evans, Rollingstone Chevre; Wild Bees and Crop Pollination Video, The Xerces Society
8:30 - 10 pm [BONUS] Talent Show (entries needed!)
Saturday, February 8
8 am – 4:15 pm Grower’s Own Conference
About Grower's Own
This conference recognizes the wealth of knowledge held by a group of farmers.
Grower's Own is an amazing opportunity to network, share and learn with fellow farmers. Friday evening opens with photographic farm tours from Idaho farmers. These virtual farm tours are a favorite of past attendees, where innovative ideas on marketing to modified mulch layers are often revealed.
Saturday features discussions in the round: a farmer-to-farmer exchange. And you get to decide on the topics to be discussed! Three concurrent sessions will be offered to cover the different interests of those attending. We select a variety of topics to meet the needs of a diverse group, whether you are growing produce or grains or raising livestock.
When you register, you will be asked to vote on your favorite topics to discuss. Click HERE to view the topics on page 3. (NOTE: Votes have been tallied and the sessions set.)
The farmer-to-farmer exchange concludes with another favorite of past attendees: the sharing of ah ha's and uh oh's from the season. These are the missteps you never want another farmer to make or the best idea of the year you want to crow about.
Sessions at Grower’s Own focus on organic farming methods. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
This is an equal opportunity event.
Pre-conference Short Course
Friday, February 7
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Let pollinators and other beneficial insects do the work!
Find out how to support their free pollination and pest management services on the farm. Learn the latest science-based approaches to attracting and conserving beneficial insects from Xerces Society experts.
Participants receive the Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Toolkit, including the book, Attracting Native Pollinators. Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies, as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications. The value of this book alone is $30!