Pre Conference Events

Butchering with Chef Drew

Come break down a free ranged whole hog from Red Acre Farm. There will be hands on as you watch and learn in this 1 and 1/2 hour class with Chef Drew Nehrenz in South West Applied Technologys state of the art culinary kitchen.

pre registration required

Thursday, January 12,
9:00am to 10:30am

Farm Tour & Local Organic Lunch

Guided Farm Tour & Lunch, while at a conference you can learn a ton but sometimes you need to just see it!

This all-day field trip will visit 3 organic farms in Iron County .

Meet 3 local producers who will share some of their accomplishments, challenges, and day to day operations. See what and learn how they are growing in the dead of winter, tour their small diversified farms, includes organic farm lunch

Lunch will be a hearty natural foods meal prepared by Dayla at Sweet Pea Farm and Orchard, with ingredients provided by our farm hosts.

These are working farms, not designed for tourist, not wheel chair accessible. This is southern Utah however Cedar is at 5900 feet it will be cold! Be prepared for snow. There will more then likely be snow on the ground, wet muddy rugged terrain. Please come prepared, dress warm, wear proper attire and boots!

This is a guided group tour. Meet at 10:00 AM in the SWATC lobby. All aboard!

pre registration required limited number

Friday, January 13,
10:00am