Conference Program


9th Annual Farm and Food Leadership Conference

September 25-26, 2015 | Brazos Center | Bryan, Texas


General Info | Registration | Lodging & Directions | Speakers | Program

Sponsors & ExhibitorsSilent Auction | Volunteering & Scholarships | Banquet


More information coming in Summer 2016


Sunday, September 25, 2016: Pre-conference Workshops

  • On-Farm Food Safety for Sustainable Produce Farmers: This full-day workshop will focus on how sustainable produce farmers can meet the FDA’s new regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in a way that makes sense for diversified operations using organic growing methods.  This is a “don’t miss” for any produce farmer subject to FSMA!  For those who are exempt, come learn more about what you can do to improve food safety on your farm and reassure your buyers that they are getting the safest produce possible.
  • How to Form a Successful Cooperative: Tired of trying to be a farmer, marketer, and distributor all rolled into one?  Interested in joining forces with others to increase your market power? Come learn about what cooperatives can offer you and the basics of creating and running a successful one.
  • Marketing Your Farm:


Monday, September 26 – Tuesday, September 27: Main Conference

  • Consumer Food and Health Track
  • Farmer and Activism Track