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Workshops: Land & Infrastructure

Produce Processing Capacity in Washington State for Farmers and Buyers

  • Chris Iberle, Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • WSDA Regional Markets team will report on a USDA funded study of processing capacity and cooperative strategies for fresh cut, frozen, and dried produce in Washington State. We’ll cover the demand for local produce processing from farmers and buyers, produce processing businesses’ challenges and current capacity, and emerging strategies for value chain development to serve schools and other institutional markets. Come find out about processors that may be available in your area. If you are doing value-added products and can process for other farms, come offer that service to others!

Leasing Farmland for Lessors and Lessees

  • Jim Baird, Cloudview EcoFarm
  • Thoughts and strategies on farmland leases.   Whether you have farmland that you wish to lease out, or you are looking for land to lease this session looks at the INs and OUTs of farmland leases.  There will be real-life examples, sample land leases, and plenty of talk about a variety of farm lease strategies.

Farmland Conservation: Funding, Zoning Tools, Partners, and Growth Management

  • Denise Smee, Clark Conservation District; Warren Neth, Clark County Grown
  • [Description coming soon]
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