September 30, 2018 - October 3, 2018
Courtyard Richland Columbia Point
480 Columbia Point Drive
Richland, WA 99352
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.
COSDA is holding a block of rooms as the Courtyard Richland Columbia Point for $96-126/night+tax. The block expires on August 29, 2018. The room block could sell out well before this date so you are encouraged to book your room as soon as possible. You can also make reservations by phone at 509-942-9400 and mentioning the 2018 COSDA Annual Meeting.
Flights can be booked into the local airport, the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco (PSC.) There are several flights each day from Seattle as well as other locations to the Tri-Cities Airport. The airport is small but recently renovated, which makes getting through the airport a breeze. If you’d like to see more of the country, consider booking a flight into Seattle, Portland, Spokane, or even Boise and driving to the Tri-Cities with a rental car!
Richland is one of three cities (locally called the Tri-Cities) where several major interstate highways converge, allowing for easy driving from a variety of locations. See the Getting Here flyer from Visit Tr!-Cities for estimated drive times from several Pacific Northwest locations.
Washington State Agriculture
A visual representation of agriculture in Washington and the people who grow our food and care for our livestock!