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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Focus on Small-Scale Agriculture

The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA), in collaboration with the Small Producers Initiative at Texas State University (SPI) and the Council for Healthy Food Systems (CHFS), will host the annual Southern Family Farmers & Food Systems Conference from August 5 - 6 at Texas State University in San Marcos.

FARFA, SPI and CHFS champion the rights of family farmers and advocate for sustainable food systems. This conference underscores their commitment to these goals, providing a valuable opportunity for learning, sharing, and advocacy in support of small-scale agriculture.

A robust program is aimed at empowering farmers, ranchers and local food activists through a series of workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Attendees will gain insights into a range of topics critical to the sustainability and resilience of local food systems, including regenerative agriculture practices, direct marketing strategies and policy advocacy.

The event will also address pressing issues such as climate change impacts on agriculture, food sovereignty and the economic challenges faced by small-scale producers. A trade show will showcasing products and services that cater to the needs of small farmers and ranchers.

Location: Texas State University, 109 Student Center Drive, San Marcos. For more information, visit