The eighth annual Focus on Farming Conference "Harvesting Opportunity" was held November 3, 2011, at the Comcast Arena in Everett. World-class speakers highlighted food protection, product advocacy and good cooking. The conference offered 24 great workshop classes with six industry tracks, all designed to improve the bottom line.
Keynotes included attorney Bill Marler, who has been a major force in food safety policy in the United States and abroad; local chef and James Beard Award winner Tamara Murphy; as well as the “Galloping Gourmet” Graham Kerr, whose new book follows a year in the life of his first garden.
In addition, Focus on Farming expanded to include a 17,000 square-foot trade show, offering farmers the chance to shop for everything from a new tractor to greenhouse supplies, from farm insurance to feed and fertilizer.
It was an outstanding day of learning, networking and enjoying farm fresh local products prepared by regional gourmet chefs, topped off with wine-and-cheese tasting featuring wineries and artisan cheese makers in Washington.
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