2023 Agriculture & Food Conference

Save the Date!

Mark you calendars for Sunday, February 26th, when SEMAP will host its 16th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference! Farmers, foodies, and agricultural advocates alike are all welcome. Join us for a day of engaging virtual workshops on topics ranging all across the food and agricultural space.

Keynote Speaker: Neftali Duran

We are excited to share that this year’s keynote speaker will be Neftali Duran! Neftali is a chef, advocate, organizer and educator with a focus on building an equitable food system and indigenizing foodways.

Neftali came to the U.S. from Oaxaca, Mexico in 1997. For the past 13 years, he has owned and operated El Jardín Bakery at Nuestra Raices in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and has over 25 years of experience in the food industry. He also works as an educator for the No Kids Hungry Cooking Matters campaign, a program that teaches practical cooking and shopping skills for low-income families and works to provide long-term solutions to hunger. In 2017, he co-founded the I-Collective, an organization focused on promoting indigenous people’s impacts on our food system, educating folks on indigenous food practices, and uplifting indigenous voices.

Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale and you should choose the level that makes sense for you; if cost is still a barrier, scholarships will be available. Please email for more information.


Conference Sponsorship

We are currently seeking sponsors to support this year’s conference. Several different tiers of sponsorship are available, and include benefits such as being featured in the conference program, in the introduction slide for presentations, and on the SEMAP website. Check out the Conference Sponsorship Opportunities page for more details, or fill out this form to register as a sponsor today.

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