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Look for CDFA at 2024 California Small Farm Conference! Feb 25 to March 1

CDFA program staff will be participating at the 2024 California Small Farm Conference, starting February 25 – March 1. The conference will feature more than 60 events — virtual/online and in-person for those in the small-farm community: growers, aspiring entrepreneurs, market managers, students of agriculture, local food activists and more!

CDFA program representation

These speakers will be presenting during the virtual part of the conference, and the event also includes in-person gatherings around the state.

Sara BernalUrban Agriculture Program Lead

Meerae ParkFarm to School, Producer Engagement Specialist

Monica PedigoOffice of Grant Administration, Grant Analyst

Katie von der LiethSenior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Project Manager

Michael WhamondFarm to School, Producer Engagement Specialist

This year’s workshops explore farm cooperatives, ecological pest management, making local food accessible, small business management, and more. Plus, a full day Spanish language track. Sliding scale admission. You can find a full agenda, workshop descriptions, speaker information, gathering locations, and more at:

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