Farm-to-Table Dinner & Keynote


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


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Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. in the J.C. Kellam Administration Building, Texas State University

Our popular farm-to-table dinner features locally sourced foods as much as possible, with Austin chef Jesse Griffiths advising on the menu, working alongside the University’s official caterer, Chartwells. Meats will be provided by FARFA-member producers. We’ll provide more information on the menu as it becomes available.

During the dinner, Mark Shepard serves as keynote speaker, presenting an alternative to the prevailing and destructive agriculture system and offering hope for the future. He’ll explain how the expansion of perennial agricultural ecosystems – whether on a backyard-, farm-, or ranch-scale – can save our planet.

The banquet takes place on the 11th floor of the JCK Administration Building on the Texas State campus. From the top of JCK, diners have a sweeping view of San Marcos and the historic building known locally as “Old Main.”

Tickets are $70 and are available through our Conference Registration form.

Dinner takes place on the top floor of the JC Kellam Building, overlooking the city and its many beautiful water features.

Don’t miss taking some time to explore the scenic San Marcos River and lush public parks while in this historic city.