California Small Farm Conference Celebrates 30 Years

California Small Farm Conference Celebrates 30 Years

Registration is now open for the 30th California Small Farm Conference, the state’s premier gathering for small-scale farmers, ranchers, farmers’ market managers, and those who support them. The conference will be held Oct. 29-30 at the Robert Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton, CA.


Pulling together innovators, family farmers and experts in environmentally and economically transformative practices, the event is an opportunity to interact with leaders, network, and learn about new trends and practices.

Sunday, Oct. 29:

Ticketed attendees participate in one of the full-day or half-day field courses or short courses designed to provide valuable hands-on education at local small farms and ranches in the Stockton region or with in-depth training sessions on-site at the Cabral Agricultural Center.

After a day in the field, all participants are invited to attend Sunday evening’s Reception to visit with exhibitors and new and old friends from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. (food and no-host bar)

Monday, Oct. 30:

New this year, all workshops will take place in three sessions, each with five concurrent workshops. The quartet of keynote speakers is composed of sustainable farming leaders Carl Rosato and Helen Atthowe, who created “wildly organic” Woodleaf Farms, and the farmers who Carl and Helen selected, after an intensive search, to buy Woodleaf Farms: Danny Lazzarini and Andrew Seidman. Together, their experience farming the same landscape tells a powerful story of creative farming succession.