Small Minority Farmers and Ranchers Conference Agenda
"The Future of Food"
April 30th, 2022
Thank you to our vendors and speakers for supporting small minority farmers and local food in Arizona!
12 PM Registration & Check in At Cruz Farm
1 PM - 5 PM Presentations from Local First Arizona, Pinnacle Prevention, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Pivot Produce, The Cochise College Small Business Development Center powered by the Small Business Administration, The USDA NRCS National Resources Conservation Services, The USDA Rural Development and
The University of Arizona College of Agriculture Life and Sciences
Transition to the Hotel Gadsden
Optional Meeting for Farmer Survey
6:30 PM Dinner
Director of Partnerships and Community Impact
Director Mark Schmitt
Speaker –Cecilia V Rivas Schuermann
State Outreach Coordinator and Black Special Emphasis Programs Manager -Paul Cattelino
Rangeland Management Specialist- Don Decker
Energy Coordinator – Jessie Huff
Extension Entomologist, Regional Specialist, Forage IPM and Programmatic Area Agent, Field crops IPM at The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and Dept. of Entomology -Ayman Mustafa
May 1st, 2022
8 AM Meeting with Potlikker Captial at the Gadsden Hotel
Transition back to Cruz Farm
9:30 AM Meeting with SARE on Sustainable Agriculture
10 AM Technical Assistance for the
"Urban to Rural Transition Program"
including but not limited to LLC, DUNS, SAMS,
Grants.gov, commercial production and more!
11:30 AM Farm Tour
12 PM Conference Ends
Supporting Farmers of Color
External Relations – Juan Escareno
State PDP Coordinator- Randy Norton and Joshua Sherman
Thank you for your support Cruz Farm! We are grateful for partners like you who support small farms, growth, food security and local food!
We are thankful for Cruz Farm hosting the event and please be respectful on his farm at all times. There will be liability waivers upon arrival and registration.
We are doing our best to accommodate dietary needs and families attending the event. This is going to be a great conference and we are excited for everyone to learn and connect!
Please reserve your room and if you need any assistance please call Rachael Stewart at 619-416-7432 or 520-473-6361
1046 G Ave Douglas, AZ 85607
(Limited Room Availability)
111 16th St Douglas, AZ 85607
(Double beds available)