Caldwell, ID
College of Idaho
2014 Grower's Own Conference & Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Short Course
From  Fri, February 07, 2014 at 8:30AM (Mountain)
To  Sat, February 08, 2014 at 4:30PM
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Pre-registration is required. Register by Tuesday, February 4 to ensure space. 

Questions:  Contact Jen Miller at 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!

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Ariel Agenbroad
Donna Anderson
Beth Avenius
Katie Baker
Paul Beckman
Anna Belt
Ron Bitner
Ron Bitner
Alayne Blickle
Rick Bowman
Tony Brand
April Briggs
Richard Bronson
Richard Bronson
Judy Brossy
Janie Burns
Chan Cabalo
Mike Carr
Alexis Collins
Kristi Crookham
Grace Davila
Gena Delucchi
Del Dickerson
Aaron Dill
Susan Dill
Peter Dill
Jonathan Dill
Jonathan Dill
Niky Dryden
Josie and Clay Erskine
Clay Erskine
Freya Fradenburgh
Gordon Fradenburgh
Gordon Fradenburgh
Kurtis Funke
Jessica Glaspey
Gene Gray
Gene Gray
Wendy Green
Lauren Greig
Dayna Gross
Abdi Haji
Isaac Hasselblad
Mary Haynes
Sunny Healey
Joan Heath
Michael Heath
Marie Heath
Maria Held
Leah Henry
Adrianna Hummer
Jan Irving
Ian Kilgore
Kelsey Kilgore
Grant Knapp
Hollie Leavitt
Eric Lindquist
Nell Lindquist
Howard Little
David Mader
Deborah Mader
Toby Mancini
Lyn Mattison
Rocky Mattison
Susan Medlin
Kolbie Meyer
Dawn Mitts
Joe Morton
Kim Nelson
Tery Nicholson
Tery Nicholson
Jerry Nicholson
Rhiannon Nino
Katherine Noble
Casey O'Leary
Katie Painter
Alvaro Peralta
Linda Phillips
Frances Prior
Beth Rasgorshek
Elayne Rayne
Bart Rayne
Lindsay Reynolds
Lee Rice
Robert Roberts
Nancy Roberts
Robert Roberts
Claudia Shimkus
Tamara D. Sloviaczek
Tim Sommer
Arlie Sommer
Michael Sommer
Karen Strickler
Karen Strickler
Patrick Sturgill
Patrick Sturgill
Isabelle Taylor
Matt Townsend
Marten Vonk
Cinda Williams
Lucinda Wong
Al Young
Montessa Young
fred brossy
louise douglas
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