16th ANNUAL PlacerGROWN FOOD and FARM CONFERENCE
Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)
JOIN PlacerGROWN AND THE UC Davis Extension FOR AN EXCITING DAY OF FOOD, FUN AND WORKSHOPS ON FARMING, AGRICULTURE AND LOCAL SUSTAINABILITY!
PlacerGROWN Food & Farm Conference
Lincoln High School
790 J Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND THEME: HOLLY GEORGE AND "THE POWER OF PERSONAL STORIES"
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Registration, Trade Show, and Morning Refreshments
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speech - Holly George, UC Cooperative
10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Workshop Sessions 1 and 2 (Participants will have an opportunity to attend two workshops, during the morning).
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Local LUNCH & Ag Business & Agency Tradeshow
1:45 to 3:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions 3 and 4 (Participants will have an opportunity to attend two workshops during the afternoon).
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Networking Reception & Chef Demonstration Hosted by Paul Martin's American Bistro
Holly George is the UC Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Plumas and Sierra Counties. Holly spearheaded Passion for the Land, a collaborative effort of UC-Davis Art of Regional Change, UC Cooperative Extension, and farmers and ranchers in the Sierra Valley to amplify local voices on agriculture viability, resource stewardship and preserving rural communities. The Passion for the Land project consists of 12 personal stories that explore the interconnections between our environment, agriculture, the people, and local communities. Holly will inspire you to ponder the stories within your community that need to be revealed to a larger audience in order to support the people as well as sustain the resources that we love.
The Conference will again feature 25-30 workshops with lunch prepared by the Lincoln Future Farmers of America (FFA), and a trade show. The opportunity to meet and network with other farmers/ranchers and related agricultural organizations will be as valuable as the educational content.
Following the keynote address, Holly George and Jesikah Maria Ross of the Art of Regional Change will conduct two follow-up workshops:
Digital Storytelling 101
What are digital stories & how to use them to educate and engage others, Digital storytelling strategies & tips and Digital storytelling production steps.
Digital Storytelling: Getting Started on Your Story
Story circle: Finding a personal story, Script generation: Getting initial thoughts down, Tools & Resources to make personal/digital stories.
Not Just for Farmers - Workshops for the Community
We know there are a lot of you out there who aren't farmers, but are interested in local food and sustainability issues. We've got a strand of workshops just for you: "School and Community Gardens," "Placer Sustain - Building Networks," "Master Food Agvocate Program," and "CAAF Buy Fresh, Buy Local Campaign." Click Here for a full description of the Community Workshops.
Post-Workshps Networking Reception
This year, we'll wrap up the conference by bringing everyone back together for a little more fun and networking with a local chef demo and reception featuring Chef Josh Korn of Paul Martin's American Bistro, one of Placer County's top local restaurants! Chef Josh will talk about his philosophy on using local food and the challenges and sucesses of sourcing locally. Everyone will get a taste of something special Josh will be cooking up and refreshments will be provided.
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PlacerGROWN is a nonprofit, membership organization formed to assist local agricultural producers market their produce and agricultural products. The goal is to bring farmers, ranchers and community members together to maintain and enhance the viability of agriculture in Placer County.
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