The Organic Food & Farming Summit, hosted by Florida Organic Growers, is set for July 27-28 in Gainesville. / Photos courtesy of Fla. Organic Growers

Florida Organic Growers is hosting the Organic Food & Farming Summit in Gainesville on July 27-28.

This event — the second of its kind — draws hundreds of farmers, gardeners, students, educators, advocates and exhibitors. The summit will feature educational seminars, farm tours, a trade show and more.

On Friday, the schedule includes these seminars — Produce Safety Alliance Food Safety Training, Financial Literacy for Farmers, and Record Keeping Using QuickBooks — as well as farm tours and the trade-show opening reception.

On Saturday, 27 workshops are offered. They range from Opportunities for Growing Hemp in Florida to Farm Business Planning to Alternative Currencies for Farm and Market Sales.

Choose your level of “Pass”

The Full Summit Pass ($135) includes 1) one Friday day-long workshop, lunch and the trade-show reception; plus all workshops on Saturday and lunch; or 2) two half-day workshops on Friday, lunch and trade-show reception; plus all workshops and lunch on Saturday; or 3) all farm tours and the trade-show reception on Friday, plus all workshops and lunch Saturday.

The Friday Workshop Pass ($30 to $60) includes 1) a full-day workshop, lunch and the trade-show reception; or 2) two half-day workshops, lunch and the trade show reception.

The Saturday Workshop Pass ($100) includes access to all workshops and lunch on Saturday.

Friday Farm Tours ($10 each or $35 for all) include your choice of farm tours on Friday.

For more information about the event, visit

To register for the 2018 Organic Food & Farming Summit and/or to sign up for the free newsletter, visit, and click on the level of pass you prefer. Fill out the form and pay, using PayPal or a credit card. (For any other payment method, call Andi at 352-727-7146.)

If you go
When: Friday and Saturday, July 27-28
Where: Hilton UF (University of Florida) Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville