Who are the new generation of farmers?
What are the barriers to begin farming today?
How has farming and ranching changed over the past 30 years?
Winter Fishtrap: The New Agrarians tills into important questions facing the west’s agricultural future. Join farmers, ranchers, farm workers, and concerned citizens over a winter weekend in Joseph Oregon for a vibrant exchange of information and ideas while making life-long connections.
Friday, February 16
6:00pm – Opening reception: food provided by Lynne Curry and Paula Austin; Beer courtesy of Terminal Gravity Brewing. 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
8:30am – Panel Discussion: Top Challenges for New Farmers Moderator: Nellie McAdams, Farm Preservation Program Director, Rogue Farm Corps
10:30am – Breakout Session Conversations
- Reviving Ag in the Middle with Kristy Athens, author of Get Your Pitchfork On
- The Culture of Agriculture: Making Generational Connections with Kate Greenberg, Western Program Director, National Young Farmer’s Coalition
11:30-12:30 – Lunch at local restaurants
3:00pm – Breakout Sessions
- Land Trusts with Kathleen Ackley, Executive Director, Wallowa Land Trust and Al Josephy, Faculty member, The Evergreen State College
- Resources and Partnerships for Farm and Ranch Viability with Nellie McAdams, Farm Preservation Program Director, Rogue Farm Corps and Sara Miller, Bunchgrass Enterprises, Magpie Ranch
Sunday, February 18
9:00am – Continental breakfast provided by Old Town Cafe 10:00am – Panel Discussion: The Future of Farming: How to Support the Vision on the Local, Regional, and National Level Moderator: Al Josephy, Faculty member, The Evergreen State College
11:30am – Closing Comments and Farewell
1:00pm – Hayes Farm Tour