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Micaela Halverson, Agritourism Coordinator
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November 7, 2023
Conference Set to Bring Together Oklahoma Local Agriculture Community
EDMOND, Okla. — The 10th annual Oklahoma Local Agriculture Summit is set for Feb. 28 – March 1, 2024, at the Edmond Conference Center located at 2833 Conference Dr, Edmond, OK 73034. The focus of the conference is to increase the availability of local food in Oklahoma communities and strengthen farmers markets and agritourism sites through education and networking opportunities.
The conference is made possible by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, ONIE Project, Langston University, and key stakeholders from agricultural, community, and public health agencies.
Two in-depth workshops will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, including hands-on marketing training and a workshop sharing best farm practices. The full summit with more than 20 breakout sessions is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 29 followed by the agritourism bus tour and innovative farm bus tour on Friday, March 1.
Most of the events associated with the summit are free to attend, however, registration is required for each event. Registration is open online at https://oklac.org/oklas and will close on Feb. 28, or once capacity is met.
The conference has five tracks addressing topics of special interest to farmers market managers, growers, agritourism producers, Christmas tree growers, and community support organizations. Topics will include accepting SNAP/EBT, growing practices, marketing to consumers, and more. A meal on February 29 will be provided to all registrants.
There are more than 45 registered farmers markets and 400 agritourism producers in Oklahoma, providing quality and tasty local food and enjoyment to communities across the state. Information on Oklahoma’s agritourism industry can be found at www.oklahomaagritourism.com.