2018 COSDA Annual Meeting

Date

September 30, 2018 - October 3, 2017

Venue

Courtyard Richland Columbia Point

480 Columbia Point Drive
Richland, WA 99352

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/psccy-courtyard-richland-columbia-point/

Contact

Hector Castro

hcastro@agr.wa.gov

360-902-1815

About the Event

Washington State may be known for its rainy weather, but from the center of the state, a short drive can lead to an ocean shore, a mountain peak, or wide open fields of farmland. Thanks to this varied climate, the state offers one of the most diverse array of crops in the nation. Besides apples, top crops include milk and cattle, potatoes and wheat, as well as hops and grapes. The 37,000 farms in our state are spread across 39 counties. And while Washington is home to many large farming operations, 89 percent are small farms with 95 percent of them family farms. We have more than 7,500 female farmers in Washington and, with a growing interest in local foods, there are 171 farmers markets across the state. A robust organic farming community has led to more than 700 certified organic farms here.

Washington agriculture has something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you in Richland, Washington on September 30 - October 3, 2018.

Washington State Agriculture

A visual representation of agriculture in Washington and the people who grow our food and care for our livestock!