Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month
at the Hunga Dunga Taproom & Brewery 333 N Jackson, Moscow 5:30 pm – Meet & Greet | 6:00 pm – Presentation
February 8 – Biocontrol of Pests. Presented by Dr. Bill Snyder, Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
March 8 – Greenhouse Growing. Presented by Kelly Kingsland, Affinity Farm, Moscow, ID
Winter 2017 Workshops
Over 15 workshops, covering everything from becoming a farmer mentor, financial planning, farm law, marketing and food safety, are being offered across Idaho. Click here to learn about workshops in Moscow & Post Falls! Visit www.cultivatingsuccess.org for workshops being offered in other regions of Idaho.
Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition
Next monthly meeting – January 19. The Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition meets every third Thursday of the month – rotating locations between Moscow and Pullman. Visit www.pcfoodcoalition.org for more information.
Cultivating the Success of New Farmers: Hosting Interns and Mentoring Beginning Farmers
Friday, January 20, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. $25 registration, $15 for Rural Roots members, includes lunch and workshop materials. This workshop is for experienced farmers and ranchers interested in hosting interns, on-farm educational programs or mentoring beginning farmers. Content will cover keys to creating successful mentor-mentee and mentor-intern relationships. To register: https://cs_farmer_mentors.eventbrite.com
January 27, 2017 — 1912 Center, Moscow ID — 8:30AM – 4PM The full-day conference, The Value of Local Food: Community, Culture and Commerce, will highlight local food businesses, connect participants with foods that are available locally, discuss gaps in our food system and how to increase local food access for underserved populations, and provide time for action-oriented planning and networking. Presentations will be interspersed with art and entertainment. Keynote speaker, Dr. Steven VanAusdle, President Emeritus of Walla Walla Community College, honored recipient of the WSU Alumni Achievement Award, and United States White House Appointed Champion of Change will speak on “Creating a Culinary Culture: The Walla Walla Story.” Dr. VanAusdle has been a pioneer for fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurism on college campuses and within the communities they serve.
Registration, $15-25 per person, is on a sliding scale and includes a catered lunch. If you live in Whitman County, SEWEDA (Southeast Washington Economic Development Association) is offering full registration scholarships. To receive a Whitman County scholarship, contact Sarah McKnight. A limited number of need-based scholarships are also available for residents outside of Whitman County. If you would like to request a scholarship and live outside of Whitman County, please contact Amanda Snyder. Pre-registration is required by January 20. Register to save your spot! https://foodsummit2017.eventbrite.com
Board of Directors Meeting
Next meeting will be January 30. Members in good standing are welcome to join, please contact for more information. Rural Roots is also looking for new Board Members! Please contact if you are interested in joining the board.