The Food and Growers Association is hosting their annual winter conference on February 4 at Batesville Middle School. The event will feature speakers and educational presentations for producers/farmers, home gardeners, and consumers of local foods. This year's theme is: "Local Food: A 'Growing' Revolution". The conference will offer two tracks, including lectures relevant to farmers/producers, and another aimed at home gardeners and consumers. Topics will include:
- small farm profitability
- closed-loop farming
- season extension using high and low tunnels
- Q&A with a panel of experienced farmers
- medicinal mushrooms and wild edible foraging
Check our website, foodandgrowers.org, for more information on speakers and schedule.
Lunch will be provided as a "Taste of SE Indiana" from area restaurants paired with our local farmers! Locally produced foods and other items will be available for purchase from various vendors. Other organizations may also have booths, providing opportunities for networking and further learning. The vendor area will be free and open to the public from 9-11am, so invite your friends!
New this year, a children's program for ages 3-10 will be available to the children of conference attendees. It will include lunch and lessons about farming and local food! Children's tickets are a suggested donation of $10 for the first child in a family, and $5 for each additional child. There will be a donation box on site during the conference.
Tickets are limited so please register early!
If you prefer not to register online, please contact: email@example.com for other options.
Remember, the conference is a great time to renew your yearly FGA membership-- we will have registration forms available on site!