Speaker lineup:

October - Clark College Culinary Department - Hear about the first month of operation of the new Tod and Maxine McClaskey Institute. Whether you aspire to be an executive chef, a catering manager, a restaurant manager or open your own food-related small business, the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College will prepare you for a range of career opportunities. Our new facility gives you hands-on experience in a production kitchen, retail bakery, food kiosks and a full-service dining room.

NovemberGreene Jungle Farm - Seeking to cultivate community through natural farming is Jim Greene's motto. Hear what brought him to the farm, what sustainable farming looks like in the hills of Ridgefield, and his plans for the future. 

DecemberGreat Western Malt - Find out about Great Western Malting's efforts to create to create a Clark County Grown malt. Learn more about the history of the company and their role in the craft brewing world. 

FebruaryRelevant Coffee - Learn more about Relevant Coffee. The geniuses that started 'monday in your face' instagram campaign will talk about their path through the coffee world, and new avenues for them in sourcing their beans.

September - Sprout & Blossom Farm - Hear about the first year of this top notch farm. How did they prep the soils, identify marketing channels? What has motivated them during the long days of not only farming, but launching a new business.

August - Gather and Feast Farm , speaking about their new farm and dinner venue in La Center, WA. Owner/operator Chef Mark Lopezhas decades of experience in the food industry, including his farm to table catering company The Crave Family Farm. Learn more about his new venture, how he's ended up there, and his philosophy.

July 5th - Pandora Milligan Cloud Nine Farm , speaking about raising goats and operatinga a micro-dairy in Ridgefield, WA.

June 7th - Denise Smee - Clark Conservation District - The Conservation Districts are the necessary connection between landowners and the agencies that provide technical and financial assistance as well as the necessary compliance programs that will solve our natural resource problems. 

May 3rd - Caleb Sturtevant, Botany Bay Farm - Learn more about their pasture raised meat operation and family farm.