What would it look like to scale up local food production on the Palouse? Are there opportunities for more small farms and ranches?
Access the recorded presentations from our 2022 Virtual Food Summit, posted below, where we explored these questions and expanded our vision of local food production on the Palouse!
Artistic Presentation & Introduction
Five Lessons Learned from Our Year of Eating Locally
Adriana Janovich, Pullman-based food, travel and features writer and editor Associate Editor, Washington State Magazine, Washington State University
Setting the Stage for Scaling Up Local Food Production on the Palouse
Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension, Northern District
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Ignite! Session 1 – Local Food Production on the Palouse: Past and Present
Palouse Band’s Principles of Cultural & Environmental Sustainability and Land Story
AYATOOTONMI, Carrie Jim Schuster and ILL-LA-WAL-LA-LITZ-TUNMI Ione I. Jones, M.S.A., Palouse Band
Northwest Cornucopia -- The Palouse Landscape and Advent of Agriculture
Richard Scheuerman, Palouse Heritage
Palouse Landowners Perspectives & Interest in Local Food Production
Soren Newman & Darin Saul, University of Idaho College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Office of Grant & Project Development
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Adaptability of Small-Scale Palouse Farms
Ali Schultheis, University of Idaho Extension
Ignite! Session 2 – Opportunities for Increasing Local Food Production
Water Available for Local Food Production in Whitman Co.
R. Troy Peters, Extension Irrigation Specialist, Washington State University
Water Available for Local Food Production in Latah Co.
Michelle Fuson, Latah County Planning
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Water Conservation Strategies on a Diversified Small Farm
Robert Heinse, University of Idaho, Soil and Water Systems
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Grow More Food with Less Water!
Iris Mayes, University of Idaho Extension, Latah County
Evolutionary Breeding & Alternative Dryland Crops for the Palouse
Kevin Murphy, Sustainable Seed Systems Lab, Washington State University
Ignite! Session 3 – Expanding Local Partnerships & Production
Stewards of the Land: Conservation and Rehabilitation on the Palouse
Jennifer Boie, Palouse Conservation District
Securing Farmland For the Future: Conservation Easements
Jaime Jovanovich-Walker, Palouse Land Trust
Goat Ranching Opportunities on the Palouse
The Collaborative Evolution of the Mobile Farm Stand
Ashley Vaughan, Community Action Center
Farm to Foodbank Program & Expanding Access to Regional Foods
Morgan Wilson, Chief Development Officer, Idaho Foodbank