The conference seeks to improve the sustainable production, marketing and consumption of local food.

This year’s theme is Strategies for Success in Demanding Times.

How it works:

For details on the Thursday and Friday workshops held at the Montrose County Fairgrounds 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. For details on our speakers click here.  For a list of our breakout sessions click here.

Attendees will be able to attend several 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 by Pine Cone Catering:

For those that register by January 22nd, lunch is included with your registration. During lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to check out our Farmer to Farmer Invention Convention in the North Conference Room.

Dr. Temple Grandin will begin her presentation at 4:15.  Doors open to the public at 3:15.  Conference attendees are welcome to attend her presentation as part of their conference registration.


Please join us after the conference for a chance to wind down, meet your neighbors and chat about the days presentations.  Dr. Temple Grandin will be signing books after her talk. A cash bar will be open.  Small local foods appetizers by Pine Cone Catering will be served.

Food and Farm Forum Photos