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Ag Summit

Program Contact: Kate Mikulak, Ag Program Coordinator
(360) 370-7664 • Kathryn.mikulak@wsu.edu

Two days of inspiration, education, and community for farmers, producers and all those involved in our local and regional food system.

This year Orcas Island will host the annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit on February 7-8, 2020. Gather with more than 150 local farmers, food producers, businesses, and advocates for a weekend filled with education, inspiration, and community.

Missed advance registration? Day-of registrations are welcome!

Registration Desk will be open at 8am-1pm Friday, and all day Saturday at Camp Orkila- Norman Lodge Dining Hall.

 

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Summit Overview:

Updated Ag Summit information here

 

Friday morning and afternoon will consist of several extended and hands-on workshops in a variety of locations on Orcas Island. Please register for these workshops individually to reserve your space.

 

We invite the whole community to join us on Friday evening at Oddfellows Hall for a fun evening of food, drink, and socializing at the Summit Hoedown. Enjoy live music, and great local food for the whole family! 

 

Saturday morning we will gather at Camp Orkila for the Saturday Summit. In addition to the 12 classroom presentations by local and regional experts, this year we have added a Buyer-Producer Meetup, and Trade Show featuring presentations from our 4-H youth.

 

Saturday Summit Registration is all-inclusive for the whole day, no need to select individual sessions ahead of time. Your ticket covers breakfast and lunch as well as the Tradeshow and Buyer-producer meetup.Schedule overview

 

PDF of the print program

Summit Trade-show

Worktrade

Scholarships

“We have awarded all of our scholarships for 2020, but encourage folks to apply for work-trade if finances are a barrier. “

 

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Support local agriculture by becoming a sponsor. We offer a variety of packages and benefits. More information can be found here: 

Sponsor Package Ag Summit

 

 

Travel information:

View WA State Ferry Schedule. We recommend reservations for those traveling with a vehicle from Anacortes to Orcas Island. (Don’t forget your return reservations too). Reservations are released in batches, 30% 2 months in advance, 30% 2 weeks in advance, and 30% two days in advance. 

View WA State Ferry Schedule

Make a Reservation

Where to Stay

 

2/7 Friday Workshops will need a vehicle to travel from the ferry to the host locations. Morning workshops are 9am-12pm, afternoon 2-5pm. Maps & directions will be emailed to registered attendees no later than February 5th. You are welcome to travel directly to your workshop without checking in at registration. If you are attending an outdoor workshop, please wear clothing appropriate for winter weather outdoors, and shoes that can be scrubbed (for bio-security). 2-hour lunch break between workshops. Pack a lunch or purchase food in Eastsound. Housing is available at Camp Orkila for $69/night. Reserve with registration.  Join the Friday Carpool Group.

Do join us for the Summit Hoedown at Odffellows Hall from 6-9:30.  Featuring a delicious local food feast from Ursa Minor.  $20-$30 Advance registration recommended. Very limited tickets at the door. Buy Tickets Here

 
On 2/8 the Saturday Summit will convene at Camp Orkila, a 20-minute drive from the Orcas Ferry Landing. Saturday Summit registration will open at 7:30 in the Norman Lodge Dining Hall. Camp Orkila Map. Parking information coming soon. We’ll have a name tag, but please bring a reusable mug and/or water bottle. The morning will kick off with the Trade Show and Buyer-Producer Meetup before moving into breakout sessions.  Sessions will take place in a variety of locations throughout Camp Orkila, so please layer your clothing to move between indoor and outdoor spaces. Breakfast and Lunch are included in Saturday Summit registration. Be sure to stop at the 4-H Bakesale Table during the Tradeshow and breaks.

 

 

Presenters

Welcome San Juan Islands Agricultural Presenters,

Thank you for agreeing to share your time and expertise with our community. Below are some FAQs and links that may be helpful to plan your trip.

 

Once you have confirmed your attendance with the Steering Committee, please fill out this short Presenter Survey: https://forms.gle/wMPDQimfS46H4ghw6

 

Presenter Benefits:

The Ag Summit covers your travel expenses (mileage, ferry and meal reimbursement), gives each presenter free registration to all workshops and sessions, and lodging. Please save receipts. For lodging, depending on your needs, we may match you up with a host, put you up at Orkila,  or reimburse your hotel expenses up to the federal per diem amount. ($93/night). 

 

How do I use my free registration? 

Event registration is at Eventbrite. Please contact us for the code to use your discount.  Click here for instructions on how to use a discount code on Eventbrite. 

 

Registration opens Jan 5. 

Friday workshop presenters: No need to register for the workshop you are presenting at, just use the code for any other workshops you want to attend on Friday, and the Saturday Summit if you wish to attend.

Saturday presenters: No need to register for Saturday, just use your code to register for any Friday workshops you wish to attend. 

 

Summit venues & locations:

Friday workshops will take place at a variety of host farms on Orcas Island. Directions will be provided a couple of weeks in advance. You will need a vehicle to travel between host farms. 

The Saturday Summit will be at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. View on Google Maps

 

Ferry Travel:

View WA State Ferry Schedule. We recommend reservations for those traveling with a vehicle from Anacortes to Orcas Island. (Don’t forget your return reservations too). Reservations are released in batches, 30% 2 months in advance, 30% 2 weeks in advance, and 30% two days in advance. 

 

View WA State Ferry Schedule Make a Reservation