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We are excited to announce…
- REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the Cascadia Grains Conference!
Check out our registration page for details: http://cascadiagrains.com/events-registration/registration/
- PROGRAM RELEASED – The preliminary conference program has also just been released. Check out our preliminary program here: http://cascadiagrains.com/events-registration/program/
Welcome Enterprise for Equity as a Sustaining level sponsor!
We love the work you’re doing in South Puget Sound.
Here’s a peek into what Enterprise for Equity is all about:
“Our mission is to ensure that low-income people in the South Sound region have access to credit, technical assistance, training and support for small business development. These services are provided with the belief that people can and do transform their lives as they bring their strengths, initiative and dreams to their entrepreneurial efforts.”
Learn more at http://www.enterpriseforequity.org.
We are pleased to welcome Wilcox Farms as a sustaining sponsor of the Cascadia Grains Conference!
More about Wilcox Farms:
“Hello, Welcome to Wilcox Farms, we are a 4th generation family farm committed to providing you the highest quality products. It all started in 1909 when Judson and Elizabeth Wilcox started their adventure here. As a transition farm we are committed to converting our chickens to 100% Organic and Cage free. We believe in providing you, our customer, with fresh organic, cage free, omega-3 eggs from hens that are Food Alliance certified,Certified Humane, Salmon Safe and certified organic by Oregon Tilth. As in the beginning family’s commitment to the environment, animals, and employees, our dedication is just as strong today.”
A heartfelt thank you to this year’s Sponsors. Their financial support, as well as their guidance as members of our event steering committee will help make this conference extra special for attendees. We appreciate their interest in supporting our vision of bringing together a community interested in revitalizing our regional grain economy.
Canadian artisan bread-maker, Byron Fry shared this photo of one of his homemade sweet treats. We’re looking forward to networking with bakers like Byron at the Cascadia Grains Conference this January!
My colleague Rose and I had the pleasure of attending the Kneading Conference West in Mt. Vernon, WA on Saturday. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and the passion and enthusiasm was apparent. We dropped in on one of the final panel sessions, which took place on the lawn of the WSU Skagit County Extension campus, adjacent to orchards and demonstration gardens. The session, titled The Farmer, The Miller, and The Baker featured Andrew Corbin an agriculture educator from Washington State University Extension, Cliff Leir, a baker and miller from Victoria BC, and caterer Heidi Tunnel. Each did an excellent job of painting a picture of the role they play in rebuilding a local grain network. The only thing that could have interrupted this lively conversation was the lunch bell (and it did).
We stuck around to do some networking with representatives from our local Western Washington farming, distilling, and economic development sectors. It was great to have the opportunity to chat with such a diverse group of passionate professionals. We can’t wait to continue the exciting conversations this Winter when we welcome folks back for the Cascadia Grains Conference in Tacoma, WA!
Special thanks to WSU Extension faculty, Steve Jones and conference organizer Wendy Hebb for welcoming us to Mt. Vernon. To learn more about the Kneading Conference West, and about the panelists mentioned, please visit http://kneadingconferencewest.com.
Maggie Anderson, Project Coordinator