Sustainable agriculture conference kicks off Wednesday

The 32nd EcoFarm Conference takes place this week at Asilomar in Pacific Grove.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday. The organization in an announcement stated it is the “largest sustainable agricultural conference in the West, and attracts farmers and food- and agriculture-related people from all over the world.”

According to the organization: “The conference will feature a number of timely sessions focusing on what the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) calls “a prime opportunity to amplify our voices and push for a greener, healthier, and fairer food and farm system for consumers and family farmers.” Leading sustainable food and farm advocates will conduct a comprehensive session detailing the nuts and bolts of the Farm

Bill, and two policy experts, author Dan Imhoff, and Renata Brillinger of the Climate Protection Campaign, will lead an interactive discussion on developing strategies and coalitions. In a session entitled “Think Federally, Act Locally,” experienced policy organizers will share tactics to enable food movement stakeholders to wage effective campaigns.”

It will include artisan cheese, beer, and wine tastings; live entertainment; exhibits showing organic and ecologically-based businesses and organizations; a mixer linking current and future farmers; a seed swap; and a series of Farmer Discussion Groups.

Learn more at or call (831) 763-2111.

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