August 11-13, 2019 | Texas State University | San Marcos, Texas


Program | Speakers | Venue & Lodging | Registration

Conference Sponsors | Scholarships & Volunteers | Farm-to-Table Dinner | Silent Auction | Exhibitors


This year’s Farm & Food Leadership Conference takes place in San Marcos, Texas, August 11-13. We’re partnering with Texas State University’s Small Producers Initiative, which held its own conference the past two years, to offer an event with more workshops, sessions, speakers, and topics than ever!

This unique conference focuses on the policies and regulations affecting our farms and our food as well as the latest developments in sustainable agriculture.  Whether you are a farmer, consumer, chef, local foods business owner, or nonprofit advocate, you will find useful information and tools to help support the growth of the local and sustainable food movement.


Online registration has closed


Walk-in’s are welcome for Monday & Tuesday main conference sessions, as well as Mark Shepard’s pre-conference workshop on managing your land’s relationship with water.  The dinner and pre-conference workshops are sold out.  Visit our registration page for more information.


  • In-depth pre-conference workshops to help farmers and producers with practical solutions, whether they be related to livestock or fruit and vegetable production.
  • Knowledgeable and engaging speakers on topics that include the state of today’s farmers’ markets, nutrition, crop diversity, water policy, farm support programs, GMOs, food freedom, and more.
  • Networking with individuals and businesses who care about our local farms and food.




Presented by

Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance

Council for Healthy Food Systems

& Texas State University’s Small Producers Initiative


QUESTIONS? Contact or call (254) 697-2661.