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WA Farming & Agriculture

Tilth Conference

Mark your calendars for this year’s Tilth Conference! It’s Thursday-Saturday, October 26-28, in-person at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA.

About the Conference

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The Tilth Conference is an annual event bringing together hundreds of farmers, food system professionals, researchers and educators for more than 25 lectures, workshops and panel discussions that highlight Washington’s farmers. Tickets are offered on a sliding scale.

Our theme this year is “Returning to Common Ground: Building Cooperative Food Systems for a More Resilient Future.” Between climate change worries, land access difficulties, financial management, and hard physical, emotional, and mental labor, starting, developing, and maintaining a farm business can be incredibly challenging. We believe that strengthening ties to our communities and cultivating models of reciprocity and mutual aid are essential to overcoming these hurdles. We hope you’ll join us this October in our search for common ground.

We’re excited to partner with Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) and Washington State University Extension’s Regional Small Farms Program to present this year’s event.

Tilth Conference speakers present on a range of topics covering a variety of scales, experience levels and interests — from implementing new technology to developing expanding markets; from building food resiliency to creating change through political advocacy. Friday features a keynote speaker.

The Tilth Conference also includes a Farm Walk at nearby farms, a variety of fun social and networking events, an industry trade show, community roundtable, and a special banquet dinner and awards ceremony.

Craving some Tilth Conference content in the meantime? Check out these two recordings from past conferences.

Thea Maria Carlson’s Keynote: “Farming for Our Collective Future”
Northwest Women: Why We Were, and Are, Critical for the Future of Sustainable Food and Agriculture


Fort Worden
210 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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