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Welcome to the 35th annual California Small Farm Conference, a week of learning, inspiration and movement-building. Our hybrid conference features over 50 online workshops, videos, and interactive forums, as well as in-person gatherings around the state. Admission is on a sliding scale. Please pay what you can to help make this event possible and accessible to everyone. All events are virtual except those listed "Gathering" on Thursday & Friday.
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Saturday, March 4 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Coast Gathering

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Concluding the 2023 California Small Farm Conference, join us at the in-person regional gathering for the Central Coast region! Farmers and local food advocates are invited to Pie ranch for a farm tour, video and potluck to mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drinks as we decompress in good company from this year's virtual conference. Come share your thoughts, questions, reflections, or just reconnect with farmer friends, new and old.

Moderators
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Héctor Reider

Co-Director, Farm to Market Program, CAFF
Originally from Mexico City, Hector fled the big city lifestyle to work on sustainability with a special focus on social development. He has an MS in Urban Environmental Management from Wageningen University. Throughout his career, he has worked together with small communities and... Read More →
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Sara Tiffany

Director of Ecological Farming, Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Sara leads the Ecological Farming Program Area and CAFF, which includes the Climate Smart Farming Program as well as the Ecological Pest Management Program. Before starting at CAFF in 2017, Sara worked for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program at UC Davis. She... Read More →

Speakers
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Amber Schat

Wildfire Resilience Specialist, CAFF
Amber brings her technical assistance skills and passion for ecological land stewardship and equity to the Farmer Services Team at CAFF through the Wildfire Resilience and Preparedness Program. She hails from the foothills of the western Sierra Nevada Mountains where her love of wild... Read More →



Saturday March 4, 2023 1:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Central Coast: Pie Ranch
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