Texas State University | San Marcos, Texas

Although originally scheduled for Aug. 6-8, the 2020 Conference has been postponed to October 2-4, due to COVID-19. We plan to host the event on the San Marcos campus of Texas State University, which has ample space to spread out Conference sessions, vendors, and other activities.

We are also exploring outdoor venue options in or near San Marcos as a backup. We will adhere to all public health guidelines to ensure the well-being of our attendees, and we encourage collective efforts to exceed the minimum guidance.

Registration will open in July. Exhibitor registration is now open!


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.

If you are interested in exhibit space, please contact smallproducers@txstate.edu.

Last year we had approximately 35 exhibitors accessing 425 attendees — mostly small farmers and ranchers in Texas. Our event was rated 4.7 out of 5 from exhibitors, and 95% said they would return!

For sponsorship opportunities, please download our 2020 Conference Sponsorship Packet.

Conference Highlights:

  • 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 Teresa@farmandranchfreedom.org or call (254) 697-2661.