MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

This was my first trip to the Farmer to Farmer Conference, and I had a great time. I really loved the location.  Everyone was super nice and down to earth, smart and fun loving.  The younger farmers with the kids in tow are beautiful, and I got to share some food and laughs with lots of farmers I buy from here in Portland at the Farmer’s Market and through the Portland Food Co-op.

A big thank you and shout out to Melissa White at MOFGA. You’ve given me some great learning opportunity, and a fun project for me that is also serious.  If I can’t be a farmer, volunteering to support the ways of the small organic farmer is the next best thing.

OK, on to the audio recordings from around the conference...

Each recording is around 2 hours 15 minutes.  The audio towards the end where it is discussion may be too low, but it’s worth hearing.

Keynote Address
E. Ann Clark, Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Ontario Canada

 

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Farm Financial Planning
Richard Wiswall, Cate Farms

 

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New Food Safety Policies: What do they mean for your farm?
Russell Libby, MOFGA Executive Director
Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA
Jim Ostergard

 

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Natural and Organic Honeybee Keeping for Crop Pollination
Ross Conrad, Dancing Bee Gardens
Christie Hemenway, Gold Star Honeybees
Luis Feliciano, Miel Farm & Apiary

 

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Regano™ Project for Parasite Control
Diane Schivera, MOFGA’s Organic Livestock Specialist
Perry Ells, Ells Farm

 

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