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Join us for an extraordinary SJV Regional Gathering. This annual event brings together farmers, community members, and supporters of family farms in the Central Valley. This year, our Regional Gathering will also shine as the 2024 edition of the Small Farm Tech Expo. Immerse yourself in a day of workshops and an exposition showcasing technology tailored for small-scale farmers. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique convergence of innovation and camaraderie.

Únase a nosotros para un Encuentro Regional extraordinario del Valle de San Joaquin. Este evento anual reúne a agricultores, miembros de la comunidad y partidarios de las granjas familiares en el Valle Central. Este año, nuestro Encuentro Regional también brillará como la edición 2024 de la Small Farm Tech Expo. Sumérgete en un día de talleres y una exposición que muestra tecnología adaptada a los pequeños agricultores. No pierda la oportunidad de ser parte de esta convergencia única de innovación y camaradería.

Date / Fecha: March 1st, 2024 • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location / Lugar: Madera Community College

Event Highlights / Detalles del evento

  • Tech Exposition: Full day of technology exhibitions for small-scale farmers, with more than 15 vendors & organizations including: BCS, Farm-ng, LiteFarm, FarmOS, Sutton Ag, GrownBy, Parabug, FarmHand tractor, Monarch, Pest Wizard, IoT4Ag, GOAT, CALSTART, AltSys Solar, California CORE and more.
  • Workshops: Dynamic activities and panels that showcase available technologies that improve farm efficiency.
  • Language Accessibility: Spanish and Hmong interpretation will be available during the entire event.
  • Farmer & buyer mixer / Mixer de agricultores y compradores
  • Farm book raffle / Sorteo de libros de granja
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided / Se dara desayuno, almuerzo y snacks

Schedule / Agenda

  • 09:00 – 10:00 AM: Registration & Tech Exposition 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM: Introduction remarks with Javier Cruz 
  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM: Celebration of Innovation Challenge winners. Guest speaker: Josh Volk from Slow Hand Farm 
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM: Break 
  • 11:15 – 12:30 PM: Panel discussion of farm management software. Guest speakers from LiteFarm and FarmOS
  • 12:30 – 1:00 PM: Technology feedback session & farm book raffle 
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM: Lunch & Tech Exposition 
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM: Organic Farming in the Central Valley: Lessons from Organic and Transitioning Producers and Resource Sharing
  • 3:00 – 3:15 PM: Closing remarks with Tom Willey
  • [OPTIONAL ACTIVITY] 3:15 – 4:00 PM: Farmer & buyer mixer
  • [OPTIONAL ACTIVITY] 5:00 -8:00 PM: Optional after-party at Blast and Brew in Madera.