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Idaho Department of Agriculture to hold two-day farm and ranch conference

By: - November 6, 2023 4:00 am
Matt Wissel, the lead farmer at Wissel Farms in Nampa, showcases his field

Matt Wissel, the lead farmer at Wissel Farms in Nampa, showcases his field during an Idaho Preferred media tour. The family-owned business grows vegetables and fruits including green beans, watermelon, sweet corn, cabbage, pumpkins, and winter squashes. (Mia Maldonado/Idaho Capital Sun)

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture announced the dates for its two-day Idaho Farm and Ranch Conference in January. 

The conference invites producers, agribusinesses, farm organizations and leaders to exchange expertise in Idaho agriculture. The conference will also address key issues impacting Idaho producers including managing finances, succession and stress on the farm. 

When: Jan 4-5
Where: Boise Centre 

“Family farms and ranches are truly the backbone of Idaho agriculture,” Idaho agriculture department director Chanel Tewalt said in a press release. “The ISDA Farm and Ranch Center aims to connect Idaho producers with the resources to be viable and resilient for generations to come. There are countless entities working on these same issues and we look forward to continued collaboration to elevate each other’s work.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from consultants and attend workshops focused on finances, mental health and planning for the future. 

The event, “Rooted in Tradition, Growing for Tomorrow,” is free to register, and it will focus on the future challenges of Idaho’s agricultural industry. 

To register, or learn more about the conference, visit the Department of Agriculture website.


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Mia Maldonado
Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.