Stay tuned as we continue to update the 2019 details!
The 2019 Small Farm Expo will be held on Saturday March 9 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. This open house event will include indoor exhibits demonstrating the latest in agricultural technology, products and services, as well as seminars and demonstrations throughout the day. Designed to be an informal meet-and-greet and networking event, visitors will find opportunities to engage with exhibitors, experts, veterinarians, and other producers, as well as discover new resources to help improve and expand healthy agricultural and livestock production.
2019 Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Thistlethwaite
Rebecca Thistlethwaite is the author of Farms with a Future (Chelsea Green, 2012) and The New Livestock Farmer (Chelsea Green, 2015). As the Program Manager of the eXtension community-of-practice Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN), she develops and delivers technical assistance and educational content for niche meat producers and processors around the country. She also runs Sustain Consulting, which specializes in building thriving farming and food businesses and is a freelance writer, writing for LocalHarvest, On Pasture, and other newsletters. Formerly, Rebecca ran a successful pastured livestock and poultry farm in California, direct marketing meat and eggs around the Bay Area. She currently lives in the Columbia River Gorge with her two children and trail runs whenever she is not volunteering for local schools. Her website is rebeccathistlethwaite.com.
We are currently building our schedule of talks for 2019, but here are some of the talks from 2018:
|From Hobby to Business||Mud and Stress Free Farming|
|Animal Disease Traceability||Growing a Revolution|
|Low Stress Animal Handleing||Orchard and Pruning Basics|
The event also offers an opportunity for vendors, manufacturers and exhibitors from across the farming industry to showcase their agri-business products. Participants will be given the chance to connect with supporting organizations, learn about the latest news affecting producers, ask and answer questions, and network with other farmers who share their concerns and desire to be successful.
Hot and fresh food will be available for purchase!
Hosted by Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Public Works, the event is free and open to the public.
Keep up to date on the Expo by following the Facebook Event.
For more information on the event, contact Corina Cheever, email@example.com.