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Alternative Cropping Symposium | 02.22.24

Updated: Feb 20

Learn from Palouse farmers about cover cropping, intercropping, and integrating livestock at the Fifth Annual Palouse Alternative Cropping Symposium on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event will be held at the Whitman County Palouse Empire Fairgrounds outside Colfax, WA.

Registration for this event has closed. Thank you for your interest!

$5.00 registration fee. Registration closes February 18th.

This farmer-focused program will feature short presentations from area growers and networking breaks for informal dialogue and catching up with your community. Lunch is provided.

For questions, contact or (509) 553-1847.

9:30 AM Coffee & Networking

10:00 AM Welcome

10:05 AM Life is Better With Some Cows Around

Allen Druffel, Bar Star Farm, Colton WA

10:35 AM Learning to Grow Organic Wheat

Aaron Flansburg, Flansburg Farms, Palouse WA

11:05 AM Break

11:20 AM WSARE Update

Kendall Kahl and Subodh Adhikari, University of Idaho

11:35 AM Getting Real with Virtual Fencing

Nathaniel Slinkert, Vence

12:05 PM Lunch

1:20 PM Cover Crops and Extracts

Josh Riddle, Farm It, Spokane WA

1:50 PM Break

2:05 PM The Land Institute and Kernza® Perennial Grain: Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

Evan Craine, The Land Institute

2:35 PM Regenerative Agriculture on the Palouse

Eric Odberg, Odberg Farms, Genesee ID

3:05 PM Closing Remarks

3:15 PM Social Time

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