Track: Track D

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. Paul Kuber, WSU NE Washington Regional Livestock Extension
  • Track: Track D
Join WSU NE Washington Regional Livestock Extension Specialist Paul Kuber in a special two-part workshop at the Tilth Conference. The first hour of the workshop will take place inside WA Meat Up’s Mobile Meat Classroom, and will cover meat butchery demonstrations across multiple species, consumer preferences, product quality, informed...

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Speakers: Devra Gartenstein, Business Impact Northwest; Melissa Moeller, Northwest Agriculture Business Center
  • Location: Bldg. 202, Room 4
  • Track: Track D
Learn about the basics of producing value-added products and applying for the Value-Added Producer Grant. If you grow and sell farm products in Washington State, you can probably increase revenue by transforming or marketing your raw materials, and you probably qualify for a USDA Value Added Producer grant. Value-added...

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Speakers: Regino & Isai Flores, Regino Farms; Francisco Farias & Lorena Reza Serrano, Farias Farm
  • Location: Bldg. 202, Room 4
  • Track: Track D
Bilingual session. Sesión bilingüe. En esta sesión, Regino Farms y Farias Farm nos hablarán de las técnicas de extender de la temporada, como los túneles, la siembra sucesiva y la selección de cultivos y variedades, que han utilizado para ampliar y expandir las ventas en los mercados directos. Regino...

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
  • Speakers: Tracey Somera, USDA-ARS Tree Fruit Research Unit; Chris Cook, USDA-ARS Tree Fruit Research Unit
  • Location: Bldg. 202, Room 4
  • Track: Track D
This talk will focus on the benefits of and barriers to the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in agricultural settings. This will include considerations for the use of commercially available AMF products as well as for promoting the health of native AMF communities. We will also look at...

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
  • Speaker: Melinda Bratsch-Horsager, Quamash Coalition of Northeast Washington
  • Location: Bldg. 202, Room 4
  • Track: Track D
Food and Produce Safety training is required by many federal, state, and local programs to control and protect foodstuffs from pathogens and otherwise harmful adulterants. However, many food safety training participants come away confused by the highly technical language provided in food safety class sessions, and many participants who...