You’re invited to the 6th annual Perennial Farm Gathering! If you’re interested in perennial crops and pastured livestock, come learn what farmers, scientists, and others are discovering—both what’s working well and what needs more work!


We’re delighted to announce Greg Judy of Green Pastures Farms will a give a keynote presentation.  Greg is the author of No Risk Ranching and Comeback Farms, and a frequent collaborator with the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri.  We are also hosting the world premiere of a mini-documentary film about farmers of uncommon and up & coming fruit and nut crops. Afterwards, a panel of farmers who star in the film and the filmmakers will share their insights and answer questions.


Of course, the Perennial Farm Gathering would not be complete if it didn’t include the popular Nutshell Show & Tells. In five minutes flat, share a little about what you’ve been up to lately, with or without pictures. It’s always fun, fascinating, and great getting to know who else in the room shares your particular perennial passions!


NEW! Detailed Agenda Here

December 7-8 2018

Lussier Family Heritage Center

3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison, WI 53711


12/7 & 12/8: $95

Only 12/7: $70

Only 12/8: $65


Discounted registration fees for students, additional farm adults, and financial need

are listed in detail in the registration form.


 Deadline was Nov 21; however, online registrations and walk-ins are still welcome--meals subject to availability.

A perennial favorite part of the gathering--share a 5 minute introduction of your work/goals. Low pressure, and fun!

 Upload presentation/photos

(encouraged but not necessary)



Staybridge Suites

For booking ask for Jorge Alvarado and mention that you are attending an event at the Lussier Family Heritage Center for a 10% discount.


Or, try

Comfort Inn

Clarion Suites

Sheraton Hotel

Holiday Inn Express




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