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The registration deadline for the 2022 AgriSummit Conference, slated for March 9-12, is 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 7.

The well-attended event is geared for anyone interested in local agriculture, including next generation and established producers, educators and community members.

The theme for the seventh annual event is Learning Local: Food for Thought. Based at Salida’s SteamPlant, the conference is back to being in-person and features several tours of local farms. Attendees can learn about local resources, sharing land, composting, greenhouses, farming at elevation, weed management, community gardens, food forests and more.

A land access workshop, Planning for Your Future on the Land, is slated for 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center. Amanda Laban will lead the session.

Thursday features a pruning workshop as well as several farm tours, plus evening conversation at Soulcraft Brewing in Salida.

On Friday, there will be multiple breakout sessions, a community open house and seed swap, and the keynote address by Chef Ann Cooper of the Chef Ann Foundation. Cooper is an internationally recognized author, educator and advocate of healthy food for all children.

Saturday features a farm-to-school curriculum workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., as well as a SNOTEL (snow telemetry) site tour on Old Monarch Pass from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Click here for the full schedule, which is subject to change.

Cost for Thursday and Friday sessions is $125. There are several a la carte registration options for tours as well as a virtual track for Friday. Click here to register. Email for information on scholarships.