Winter Fishtrap 2018: The New Agrarians

Registration opens December 1, 2018


Friday, February 16
Josephy Center for Arts and Culture 

6:00pm – Social Mixer/Music

7:00pm – Welcome: Shannon McNerney, Fishtrap Executive Director

7:15pm – Screening: “How We Grow” introduced by filmmaker Haley Thompson

7:45pm – Opening Address: Kate Greenberg, Western Program Director, National Young Farmer’s Coalition

Saturday, February 17
Josephy Center for Arts and Culture

8:30am –  Panel Discussion: Top Challenges for New Farmers

10:30am – Breakout Session Conversations

  • The New Role of Women in Agriculture
  • New Crops New Markets
  • The Culture of Agriculture: Making Generational Connections

11:30-12:30 – Lunch at local restaurants

1:00pm – Panel Discussion: How to Keep Working Lands, Working Lands
Moderator: Kate Greenberg: Western Program Director, National Young Farmers Coalition

3:00pm – Breakout Sessions

  • What is the farm bill and why does it matter?
  • Land Trusts
  • Operating Plans for New and Retiring Farmers
  • Collective Marketing

Sunday, February 18
Josephy Center for Arts and Culture

9:00am – Breakfast

10:00am – Panel: Tools for Engagement: How Do We Give New Agrarians a National Voice?
Moderator: Al Josephy, The Evergreen State College

11:30 – Closing Comments and Farewell