The conference seeks to improve the sustainable production, marketing and consumption of local food. This year’s theme is Healthy Land, Food, People.

Click here to see the 2017 schedule.

How it works:

For details on the Friday pre-conference click here.

Saturday doors will open at the Montrose Pavilion (1800 E Pavilion Pl, Montrose, CO 81401) at 7:30am.  Please come early to pick up your name badge and conference materials.  Opening remarks and the keynote address will begin at 8:30.

Attendees will be able to attend four one-hour sessions in addition to hearing our keynote speaker.  You can not pre-register for specific sessions. 

In addition to workshops and speakers there will be opportunities for networking and time to visit booth displays.

Local Foods Lunch:

For those that register by January 18th, lunch is included with your registration. During lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to join a Hot-Tamale, a round-table discussion on various topics or check out our Mini Invention Convention.

Calling all inventions!
Baling twine and duct tape lovers: If you have solved an on-farm, ranch or irrigation problem that you’d like to share, please bring hard copy pictures, lap top visuals, or an actual invention. We can accommodate some large inventions outside.

Please email us at with what you are sharing so we can create a list for attendees.
Example: Head Gate Trash Guard – Jim Parker – Save time and money keeping trash out of your head gate. Built & tested summer 2016.


Please join us after the conference from 4:30 – 5:30 for a chance to wind down, meet your neighbors and chat about the days presentations.  A cash bar will be open.  Small local foods appetizers will be served. Live music by Marv Ballantyne.

Food and Farm Forum Photos