Submitted by The Agricultural Resource Committee
The Agricultural Resource Committee of San Juan County is hosting the 2020 Farmer/Rancher Listening Session in January. They invite folks in the agricultural community to share questions, concerns and ideas related to the economic viability, the local regulatory environment, need for research, desire for education opportunities and how we can work together to insure a robust farming future in our islands. This year the ARC will be joined by the following organizations who work to support agriculture in the county: WSU extension; San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild; San Juan Islands Conservation District, San Juan Islands Land Bank and San Juan County Office of Community Development.
Each 1.5-hour listening session will consist of updates from the above organizations, a facilitated discussion and opportunity for written feedback.
The schedule is as follows:
Lopez Island: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lopez Grange, 452 Richardson Rd.
Orcas Island: Thursday, Jan. 23, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Eastsound Fire Hall, 45 Lavender Ln.
San Juan Island: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8-9:30 a.m. at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 First St., N.