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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" towards the end of the week.
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Thursday, March 2 • 8:30am - 1:30pm
Sacramento Gathering

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Concluding the 2023 California Small Farm Conference, join us at the in-person regional gathering for the Sacramento Region (including Sac Valley, Northern San Joaquin and Sierra Foothills) at beautiful Killdeer Farms (with flower farmers Christine & Scott Calvin)! This event is meant to be primarily for farmers, but technical assistance providers and farm advocates are welcome to join as well. Come share your thoughts, questions, reflections, or just reconnect with farmer friends, new and old. You must register so we have an accurate headcount for delicious snacks, lunch and drinks and please show up promptly before or at 9am. Donations welcome to cover costs!

  • 8:30 - 9:00am             Check in, coffee and pastries
  • 9:00 - 10:00am           Welcome, introductions, & farm tour (Christine Calvin, Paul Towers)
  • 10:00 - 11:00am         Inter-generational farming (Chanowk Yisrael, Ron Kelley, Maceo Hart-Kapic)
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm   Exploring cooperative farming (Aldo de la Mora)
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm           Lunch

Directions to Killdeer Farms:
4951 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento, 95691
From the I-80 Jefferson exit, drive south 6 miles on Jefferson Blvd. Turn left onto Armfield Avenue and parallel park on the west side of the street.

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Paul Towers

Executive Director, CAFF
For over 18 years, Paul has engaged in policy advocacy and organizing on behalf of agricultural communities.

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Hanna Kahl

Ecological Pest Management Specialist, CAFF
Hanna specializes in agricultural research and organizing information sharing with farmers. She is passionate about hosting events where farmers can share their knowledge and experience and doing applied research to serve the need of local farmers. Feel free to ask Hanna questions... Read More →

Thursday March 2, 2023 8:30am - 1:30pm PST
Sacramento: Killdeer Farms