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Arizona Small Producer Summit

Wed 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Arizona Small Producer Summit

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 from 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Hosted By: Cruz Farm

Cochise College Douglas Campus | Student Union | 4190 AZ-80, Douglas, AZ 85607


The 2023 Arizona Small Producer Summit will bring together farmers, producers, and vendors to build a shared understanding of the complex opportunities and challenges facing our food and agriculture ecosystem. The summit aims to inspire collaborative action towards equitable access to resources for small producers. Learn how the Small Business Development Center can support your business through a USDA grant program!


  • 7:30AM - 8:00AM Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:00AM - 8:15AM Welcome - Gabriel Alvin Cruz, Cruz Farm
  • 8:15AM - 8:30AM Summit Kickoff - Mayor Donald Huish, City of Douglas
  • 8:30AM - 9:30AM USDA Rural Development - Charlene Fernandez, State Director for Arizona Rural Development
  • 9:30AM - 10:30AM University of Arizona Cooperative Extension - Ethan Orr, Associate Director ANR and Economic Development
  • 10:30AM - 11:30AM Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education - Dr. Randy Norton, Resident Director
  • 11:30AM - 12:00PM Lunch Break
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Don Decker, District Conservationist
  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM USDA Farm Service Agency - Sharina Binger, County Executive Director
  • 2:30PM - 3:30PM Douglas Port of Entry and Mexican Consulate - Manuel Davila and Alexis Moreno
  • 3:30PM - 4:00PM Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Deb Trate and Daniel Valle - Financial Planning for Farmers
  • 4:00PM Closing Session

You must register online to attend this event (*Registrations are needed for food.)



Parking available in parking Lot K

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 5205155478


Douglas Campus Student Union Community Room
Student Union
Building 500 Student Union Community Room
4190 AZ-80, DOUGLAS, AZ 85607