Help fund the 2024 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit through Fair Giving Campaign

Submitted by event organizers.

WSU San Juan County Extension has launched a campaign to raise $5000 to help cover the costs of producing the San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, a vital countywide event that brings the agricultural community together for education, inspiration, and camaraderie. The campaign’s goal helps keep the Summit accessible to those who need it most by keeping registration fees affordable and providing scholarships to low-income attendees.

The San Juan Island Community Foundation has selected WSU San Juan Extension to participate in the County Fair Giving Campaign – which runs Aug. 16-19- to support the 2024 San Juan Island Agricultural Summit. Through this program, the first $1,000 in donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Community Foundation. WSU Extension/Ag Summit is also eligible for up to $2,500 in bonus grants awarded throughout the fair.

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit is a highly valued educational opportunity that features keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, presentations by farmers and regional specialists, panel discussions, meals, and social events. Over 150 people connect, share, learn, and build a better food system. This is the only countywide event of its kind which brings the agricultural community together to learn and build food and farm resilience throughout the islands and the region. Your donations to this campaign help keep it affordable for all and ensure everyone is at the table.

To be eligible for matching funds, donations for the Ag Summit must be made during the four days of the 2023 County Fair – Aug. 16-19. Donors can contribute in person at the SJICF fair booth, online at, by phone to SJICF at 360 378-1001, or by mailing a check payable to SJICF (dated between Aug. 16-19) with WSU Extension/Ag Summit in the memo line to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor WA 98250.

Save the date for the 2024 San Juan Island Agricultural Summit: March 8-9, 2024 at Camp Orkila, Orcas Island.