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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

 

Virtual Event | March 20 – April 16, 2021

Designed as a space for inspiration, education, and community building, the 2021 Summit is bringing together farmers, producers, and food system advocates to learn and discuss ways to build an equitable future for all involved in the San Juan County food system.

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Summit Overview

In order to provide ample space for contemplation and in hopes of preventing any Zoom burnout, 2021 Summit events will be offered over a period of four weeks in March and April. While it certainly won’t be the same as gathering in person, this online format opens the door to hearing from speakers across the country, and provides the opportunity to stay engaged over multiple weeks!

Events will include discussion panels, multi-week study groups, a roundtable talk, keynote addresses, and a movie screening, covering a range of topics at the intersection of social justice and agriculture, including:

  • Local Indigenous Foodways
  • Equitable Local Food Access
  • White Supremacy Culture in Food Systems
  • History of Black Agrarianism
  • Reparations in Agriculture & Alternative Models
  • Equitable Farm Labor
  • Decolonizing Regenerative Agriculture

Engage with speakers from Viva Farms, Samish, Tulalip, Swinomish, and S’klallam tribal communities, Sylvanaqua Farms, Black Futures Farm, Black Food Sovereignty Coalition, Yes Farm, Black Farmers Collective, and many more. Check out our Summit Schedule for the latest event updates.

Become a sponsor!

Make an investment in our local agricultural community by becoming a sponsor. The generosity of our sponsors is greatly appreciated and will be noted in our Summit materials and during events. Sponsorships support our ability to provide scholarships and keep our registration costs low. Contact sji.agsummit@wsu.edu for more information about our sponsorship packages.

 

Attending the Summit 

All Summit events will be held on Zoom and Eventive platforms.

In order to attend Summit events, you will need:

  1. A Zoom account with the same email you used to register. Sign up for a free account HERE.
  2. The Zoom application downloaded and installed onto your computer or device. Download the application HERE.
  3. Prior to the event, launch the Zoom application (start/open the Zoom software), and Sign in.

You will receive emails containing links to events.

 

Questions? Want to join the Ag Summit mailing list?  Contact sji.agsummit@wsu.edu  or  360-370-7664

 


Thank you to the 2021 Steering Committee!
    1. Sam Barr (Samish) Coast Salish Youth Stewardship Corps
    2. Caitlin Leck OCPA Anchor Farmer, Food System Team Coordinator, CART-Coffelt facilitator
    3. Sam Dillingham Goosefoot Produce, Bar Bar A Pastured Lamb, ARC, CART- Coffelt
    4. Rhys-Thorvald Hansen Sustainable Connections Food & Farming
    5. Katherine Bryant Ingman Food Security Program Manager – Lopez Family Resource Center
    6. Steph Coffey Director – San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild
    7. Faith Van De Putte Agricultural Resources Committee Coordinator
    8. Kate Mikulak WSU San Juan County Extension Ag Program Coordinator
    9. Brook Brouwer Director and Regional Agricultural Specialist- WSU San Juan County Extension
And Summit Partners!

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Support local agriculture by becoming a sponsor of the 2021 Ag Summit!

Contact sji.agsummit@wsu.edu for more information.

 

 

2020 Ag Summit Photo Gallery