USDA and NCAT Host 3rd Annual Latino Farmer Conference

USDA and the National Center for Appropriate Techonology (NCAT) will host the third annual Latino Farmer Conference on November 7, 2017, in Palm Desert, California. The conference is open to all farmers and ranchers, and will be presented in Spanish with English translation provided via translation headsets. The conference aims to bring the Latino farming community, the agricultural industry and agribusiness, and advocates for sustainability together for workshops and networking.
Registration is $20 and includes breakfast and lunch. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, and registration fees will be accepted at the door. Registration can be completed online. Browse the conference’s complete schedule with various speakers, panels, and workshops. Main topics include farm financing, irrigation and soil management, direct marketing, labor laws, food safety, and access to conservation programs.
The conference will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UC Riverside Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, California. For more information, please contact Victor Hernandez at (530) 792-5628 or Christine Chavez at (530) 792-5695