Thu, Nov 09|
2nd Annual Farmer Forum
Gather at Growing Gardens for our 2nd annual Farmer Forum. Discuss in community with other farmers, ranchers, workers, and ag professionals to reflect on this season's successes and challenges.
Time & Location
Nov 09, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
About the event
We are always trying new things, tweaking things, and trying again (or not!) in an effort to improve our systems. Let's find out what we can learn from each other that we can apply to the year ahead. Please join us to share ideas over food and drink.
After a general introduction, we will break into two groups (plants and animals). Each group will brainstorm topics that they want to discuss, choose a few of the topics, break into smaller groups to talk about each topic, and then regroup and present to the larger group main points from the topic discussions.
Each producer (that wants to) will be asked to take a few minutes to share the answers to the following questions:
- What is a new practice/tool/strategy that you tried this year? This can be around soil health, water conservation, infrastructure improvements for efficiency, staffing, marketing, etc. Whatever you would like to share/would like to know how it's worked for others.
- Did you utilize any additional funding or financial support to take this step? (ie BoCo Sustainable Ag Fund, NRCS EQIP, STAR program, etc.)
- How did it go? What did you learn? What would you do differently next year?
Don't feel like you have to prepare too much. This is just a somewhat formalized conversation to exchange ideas with free dinner and beverages at the end!
All crops, animals, and styles of production are welcome and encouraged! No farm or operation is too small or too big!
Farmers, ranchers, workers, and ag professionals are encouraged to attend.
Please help us minimize waste by bringing something to eat & drink with (utensils, dish, mug).
There will also be a compost exchange. Bring some of your compost pile to mix & swap with others to diversify the microbes in your pile.