Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum 1/25/2020 - SATURDAY SESSIONS - Schedule Subject to Change
7:30-8:30 Registration Vendor Showcase and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:50 Welcome and Logistics Welcome and Opening Remarks-John Pavilich and  Sue Hansen, Montrose County Commissioner 
8:50-10:00 Key Note  Nicole Masters - Integrity Soils and author of For the Love of Soil
    NORTH STAGE  CENTER Multi-purpose South
10:00-10:15  Transition Vendor Showcase + Invention Convention
10:15-11:15 Session 1 Advancing Soil Health (How can you tell?)   Be First to Market: Strategic  crop planning  Fencing Your Friends and Foes Agri-hoods: communities that support the farm, family, and environment Soil Health in the Orchard
  Speakers Jerry Allen,  Dave Dearstyne, Rudy Garcia Jessica Washkowiak Bill and Jim Parker Barry Pennel, Shawn Gardner, Adam Millsap  Frank Stonaker
11:15-11:30 Transition Vendor Showcase + Invention Convention
11:30-12:30 Session 2 You Are What Your Soil Eats Unpacking Your Seed Source Drip/Micro Irrigation Strategies and Benefits Positioning Your Operation for Financial Success  Practical Field Skills for Assessing Soil Health
  Speakers Nicole Masters Laura Parker Todd Queen MacKenzie Stoaks - AAC Rudy Garcia
12:30-1:45 Local Foods Lunch and Hot Tamale Roundtables 
1:45-2:45 Session 3  Small But Mighty: Understanding the Microbes in Your Soil  Nutrient Management Strategies H2A Labor Solutions for Small Farms  Cover Crops and Strip Tilling Planned Grazing for Profit and Planet
  Speakers  Courtland Kelly  Producer Panel   Keri Owen, Kerry Scott, Gwen Cameron Mindy Percovich +  Mike Nolan Alejandro Carrillo
2:45-3:15 Long Transition     Vendor Showcase + Snack Break    
3:15-4:30 Session 4 Seedling and Seedbank Management Practices for Improved Weed Control  Grain Production and Processing For Local Markets Entrepreneur Best Practices for Growing Your Family Business Open  Understanding and Planning for On Farm Food Safety 
  Speakers Dr. Eric Gallandt Julie Zavage Jan Salisbury   Harrison Topp
4:30-5:30 Reception and Cash Bar in Lobby