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Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed

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Keynote Spotlight:

Making a Living Farming


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Chris Blanchard: The Purple Pitchfork

Opening Keynote
"Value and Scale in the Local Foods Marketplace"
Balancing the reasons we farm with the economic realities of the modern food system can challenge even the most experienced grower.  While beginning growers wash up on the rocks of scaling up, questions about size and values create conflict within the local foods movement. Chris Blanchard will discuss how we can root our growth in good business, while not losing sight of the fertile values in which that growth occurs.


Featured Session: Business of Farming Track
Friday, Jan 13th at 8:30 AM

Chris Blanchard on Saving Labor:  From big ideas to practical examples, conference keynoter Chris Blanchard draws on 25 years farming experience to share more wisdom on how to farm profitably by better understanding the systems and tools needed to streamline operations, create efficiency, and reduce the workload on everything from seeding crops to record-keeping. 


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