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2018 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

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Lopez Island

Lopez Island, WA 98261

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The 6th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit will take place on beautiful Lopez Island on March 16-17, 2018. Grow your inspiration at this gathering of over 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates for two days of events, education and camaraderie in our local food community.

Schedule of Events:

Friday morning and afternoon will consist of several extended and hands-on workshops in a variety of locations on Lopez Island. Locations will be emailed to participants the week of the event.

Click here to read the latest schedule of Friday workshops.

We invite the whole community to join us Friday evening for the always-delicious Taste of the San Juans at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts from 6-9pm. Enjoy small bites from your favorite chefs in the county in this fun and family-friendly event. $5 entrance, $2 per taste ticket. All tickets will be sold at the door.

On Saturday, we will gather to learn and be inspired at Lopez Island Elementary School. This year we are proud to offer 16 sessions in four different tracks including Production, Marketing and Finance, Perspective, and Agricultural Programs and Policy. Sessions include Adding Value to Local Products, Wireworm Research and Solutions, Gearing up for the San Juan County Food Hub and much, much, more. Breakfast and lunch are included in your admission.

The schedule of Saturday Sessions will be posted here February 21st.

Social hour at the Lopez Grange begins after sessions have ended. Join friends new and old for refreshment and good company at the Summit Social.

While the content is geared toward an adult audience, children are welcome to attend free of charge. Please email us at sji.agsummit@wsu.edu for the free youth registration code. Childcare will be made available for younger children (see FAQ.)

All workshops and sessions are subject to change. We have posted a tentative schedule of all events with registration launch and will update it as we finalize the offerings.

Scholarships and Work Trade:

We want to make this Summit financially accessible to all. We have a limited number of scholarship and work-trade positions available. Please fill out an application no later than March 1st. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Click here to access the Scholarship Application

In exchange for free/reduced admission to Friday Workshops and Saturday Sessions, we are seeking a few volunteers to assist with tasks.

Click here to access the Work-trade Application

General information:

Please visit our website at http://extension.wsu.edu/sanjuan/ag-summit-2018/ for the latest information, or contact us a sji.agsummit@wsu.edu or call (360) 370-7667.

New this year! Networking Room. We know that a lot of the best learning comes from the chance to dive deeper. To that end, we will have a dedicated room for informal conversation and meetings throughout the day.

Make an investment in our local agricultural community by becoming a sponsor. The generosity of our Sponsors is greatly appreciated and will be noted in our Summit materials. Sponsorships support our ability to provide scholarships and keep our registration costs low. Contact us for more information about our sponsorship packages

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact sji.agsummit@wsu.edu or 360 370-7667 at least two weeks prior to the event. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email sji.agsummit@wsu.edu or 360 370-7667.

Is there lodging available? There are great places to stay on Lopez Island. For a list we suggest the SJI Visitor's Bureau or the Lopez Chamber of Commerce. Free camping may be available. For more information about this, please email us at sji.agsummit@wsu.edu.

I can’t stay the night. Can I still attend? Workshops, Sessions and social events have been scheduled to accommodate the interisland ferry schedule.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Sorry, we are not able to accommodate transfer requests.

Can I register the day of the event? Yes, there will be registration available at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts Friday Morning and at Lopez Island Elementary School Saturday Morning. Day-of registration will be more expensive.

Can I update my registration information? Yes, you can add new tickets by going to the Eventbrite site.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It will make registration easier, but we will also have a list.

What is the refund policy? We offer refunds on all tickets (minus $20 processing fee) up to March 1st.

Is there childcare available? We will be offering childcare for younger children Saturday. Contact sji.agsummit@wsu.edu for more information.

How can I help support this great effort? We are seeking donations to support scholarships and volunteers to help at the events. Please select the donation ticket, all funds will go to making the San Juan Island Agricultural Summit more affordable and will enable more scholarships.

Thank you to our 2018 Partner Organizations:

Washington State University San Juan County Extension, Agricultural Resources Committee of San Juan County, San Juan County, Lopez Community Land Trust, Lopez Island School District, Northwest Agriculture Business Center, San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild, San Juan Islands Conservation District, and San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.

The event is supported in part by USDA -NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Award #: 2016-70017-25526

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors:

Sustaining Sponsors:

Orcas Food Co-op

Midnight's Farm

Sunnyfield Farm

Oak Knoll

Farm Champion:

Blossom Grocery

Island Petroleum Services

Rainshadow Consulting


Lopez Locavores

Islander's Insurance

Sunset Builders

San Juan Preservation Trust

Washington State Conservation Commission- Office of Farmland Preservation

T & D Farms

Friends of Farms:

Lopez Grange

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