Conference Program

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September 24-26 | Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas

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Conference Program

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017: Pre-Conference Workshops | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Heard Natural Science Museum

Full-day workshops on produce safety, forming co-operatives, and more!

Monday, Sept. 25, & Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 | McKinney Performing Arts Center on Downtown Square (Times subject to change)

Session topics to include:

  • Farming programs for veterans
  • GMO 101
  • Growing sustainable grains for brewers & distillers
  • Transitioning a conventional business to sustainable
  • DC policy update
  • The Chef-Farmer connection
  • Sustainable gardening
  • Climate change: Looking past the “cause debate” to build resilient systems
  • Grassroots Activism: How to effectively influence legislators
  • Water, food, and agriculture
  • Texas legislative update
  • Protecting pollinators
  • And much more!

Monday

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Three concurrent tracks on topics for sustainable farmers & ranchers, local food businesses, and consumers. You can move freely among the tracks during the day.

6 p.m.

Farm-to-Table Dinner at Pure Land Organic Farm, McKinney, Texas

 

Tuesday

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Three concurrent tracks on topics for sustainable farmers & ranchers, local food businesses, and consumers. You can move freely among the tracks during the day.