United States Lavender Conference 2023


View our list of Topics and learn more about the Speakers.

The following schedule is subject to change and updates. Purple represents group activities, and the other colors represent different tracks that you can attend for smaller sessions! 

(Note: all times are in Pacific Time)

Day/Time Activity Speaker
Thursday Pre-Conference Day  
8:00 AM Pre-Conference Workshops Coming Soon!  
Afternoon Registration Opens  
Evening Welcome & Networking Reception  
Friday Day 1  
6:30 am - 7:30 am Morning Experience (Optional, To Be Announced!)  
7 am - 8 am Registration  
8 am - 8:30 am General Session: Introduction & Welcome!  
8:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Session: Lavender Biology: How Understanding Your Plants Can Help Your Lavender Farm Succeed Clive Larkman
10:00 am - 10:45 am Break with Vendors
  Session TBA  
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Session TBA  
  How to Find the Workers Your Farm Needs

Speakers: Ellen Karcher, Pleasant Valley Lavender; Julie Haushalter, White Oak Lavender, Kristen Sandoz Wayward Winds Lavender. Moderator: Joanne Voelcker,
Mt Airy Lavender

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
  Harvest & Post-Harvest Equipment & Processing Panel
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm How to Photograph Your Lavender Recipes, Products and Farm Nancy Baggett & Michael Shay
  Is Fertilizer In Your Lavender Farm's Future? Clive Larkman
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break with Vendors
  Session TBA  
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm How to Connect and Collaborate to Grow Your Bottom Line Marilyn Kosel
  Session TBA  
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Break with Vendors
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner in G/S Room
Saturday Day 2  
8:30 am - 9:15 am General Session, Announcements, Annual Meeting  
9:15 am - 10:35 am Scents & Sensibility-Pacific Northwest and Other Recent Lavender Cultivars, Plus Trends in the Lavender Trade Christine Mulder & Andrew Van Hevelingen
11:00 am - 11:45 am Break with Vendors
Make appointments w/vendors
  Lavender Distillation-Taking It To The Next Level Dr. Michael Lemmers
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Let's Talk Terpenes: Knowing and Utilizing the Powerful Plant Chemicals Behind the Flavor, Aroma and Calming Properties of Lavender Dr. Concetta DiRusso 

Best in Class-A Proven Formula for Teaching Lavender Wreath-Making and Other How-To Classes on Your Farm

Beth Hammerberg
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
  Phytophera Update! Plus Fungus, Diseases, Pests & Nutrient Requirements  
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Unique Product Ideas Panel
  Farming the Transition: Are you jumping in or bailing out? Panel: Bruce McCloskey, Mike Neustrom, Kristi Hilliker, Tyler Saltonstall and Sarah Richards 
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break with Vendors
  Non-Agritourism Panel Panel
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Session TBA  
  To Bee or Not to Bee-Are Honey Bee Hives a Good Fit for Your Farm? Carolyn Breece
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Session  


*Schedule is subject to change

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