Fall 2021 Truffle Congress, Sonoma, CA

Fall 2021 Truffle Congress, Sonoma, CA

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Fall 2021 Truffle Congress, Sonoma, CA

October 3 - October 5

$395 – $495
Sonoma County

NATGA Fall Truffle Congress 2021

October 3-5, Flamingo Resort and Conference Center, Santa Rosa, CA

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Hosted Opening Reception:

Sunday evening gathering and chance to connect with NATGA friends and learn about the Sonoma County truffle history dating back to 1975.

Congress Presentations:

Interesting and useful information for truffle growers.  In addition to our knowledgeable speakers, you will have the opportunity to network with many other truffle growers from around the country during the 2-day event.

Keynote Speaker:

Pierre Sourzat, a leading French authority on Tuber magnatum truffle cultivation and author of “The Short Guide To Truffle Cultivation “

Wine & Truffle Extravaganza Dinner Monday at Kendall Jackson Winery

Enjoy a four course gourmet truffle dinner at the Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, a hub of culinary and garden excellence, one of Sonoma County’s best kept secrets. Savor a farm-to-table culinary experience from Executive Chef Justin Wangler and his team, paired with a selection of award winning Sonoma County Wines.

Join Us In October

Come Enjoy What Sonoma Wine Country Has to Offer!

All-Inclusive Congress Package Includes:

  • 2-days of conference sessions and materials
  • Opening reception on Sunday (appetizers and cocktails)
  • Full breakfast and coffee breaks Monday and Tuesday
  • Lunch on Monday
  • Wine & Truffle Extravaganza Dinner Monday at Kendall Jackson Winery (4 course gourmet truffle meal paired with award winning Sonoma county wines)

Agenda:

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Sunday October 3:

12:00 – 4:00  Arrival and Hotel Check-in

4:00 – 7:00  Congress Registration and Hosted Bar – The Cove (Poolside Patio)

7:00 – Down   Dine Around at Sponsoring Restaurants
                Reservation will be made at numerous restaurants within walking distance

Monday October 4:

7:30 – 8:30  Buffet breakfast – Palm Room

8:30 – 9:00   Welcome and Introductions:  Karen Passafaro & Shannon Berch

    • Board of Directors, Task Force Chairs, Special Guests.
    • Looking Back to Grow Forward;
    • Some Words of Wisdom from Jim Trappe

9:00 -10:00  Keynote Speaker: Pierre Sourzat, France
Applying Old World Techniques to New World Truffle Production, Part 1

10:00 – 10:30  Morning break and Visit Sponsor Exhibits – Ballroom Foyer

10:30 -11:00  Marketing Task Force Update:  Fran Angerer

    • Truffle grading and truffle cleaning standards
    • National Truffle Grower Survey, Scott Oneto

 11:00 -12:00  Keynote Speaker: Pierre Sourzat, France
                      Applying Old World Techniques to New World Truffle Production, Part 2

12:00 – 1:00  Truffle Culinary Creations and and Visit Sponsors – Lunch in The Cove

1:00 – 1:30 Are Any of My Expenses for the Truffle Congress Tax Deductible?
                   Alyce Chapman, CPA

1:30 – 3:00  Research Task Force Updates:  Staci O’Toole and Shannon Berch
Monitoring Future Irrigation Requirements with Meter Group Technology.

    • Part 1: Mark Coleman, University of Idaho
    • Part 2: Scott Oneto, University of California, Davis
    • Part 3: Becky Loverock (video) Future Research Opportunities
    • Part 4: Grant/Funding Live, Interactive Survey

3:00 – 3:30  Afternoon break and Visit Sponsor Exhibits – Ballroom Foyer

3:30 – 4:30  Looking Back to Grow Forward: Discussion with Truffle Industry Pioneers
                 Moderated by Shannon Berch

    • Jim Trappe and Vic Trione – History of Truffles in Sonoma County
    • New World Truffiere – Charles Lefevre
    • Garland Truffles – Franklin Garland
    • Tennessee Truffle- Tom Michaels
    • Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd –Paul Thomas

5:00 Board buses

6:00 – 9:00 Wine Country Truffle Dinner

(Gourmet Truffle Dinner paired with Sonoma County Wines at Kendall Jackson Wine Estate and
Gardens, 5007 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Dinner is outside in the Gardens)

Our sponsors

Kendall-Jackson

Trione Vineyards Logo

Alexander Valley Truffle Company
Truffle Board Worldwide Truffle Marketplace Logo
Garland Truffle Logo

Le Clos de la Rabasse, Virginia Truffles Logo

BurwellFarmsTruffle Dog Company

Felco Logo


Folley Family Wines

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Tuesday, October 5

7:30 – 8:30  Buffet breakfast – Palm Room

8:30 – 9:30  Agribusiness Task Force Update:  Fabrice Caporal

    • NATGA Website Forum Highlights
    • Guided Discussion of Orchard Management Techniques with Productive Orchards
      (Olivia Martin-Taylor, Richard Franks, Margaret Townsend)

9:30 – 10:30 NATGA Business Meeting: Financial report, Task Force Updates, Elections (Richard Franks, Board of Directors, Task Force Chairs)

10:00 – 10:30 Morning break and Visit Sponsor Exhibits – Ballroom Foyer

11:00 – 12:00  Culinary/Agritourism Task Force Update:  Olivia Martin

    • Guided Discussion on Agritourism with Productive Orchards
      (Tucker Taylor, Staci O’Toole, Simon Cartwright)
      o Agritourism events: Lessons Learned
      o Direct sales to chefs and restaurants
      o Regional festivals
    • Cooking with Truffles, author Susi Gott Seguret

12:00  Meeting Wrap Up and Departure 

12:30 Final orchard tours – Make reservations

Ticket Costs

All-Inclusive Congress Package Includes:

  • 2-days of conference sessions and materials
  • Opening reception on Sunday (food and cocktails)
  • Full breakfast, coffee breaks and snacks both days
  • Lunch on Monday
  • Wine & Truffle Extravaganza Dinner Monday (4 course gourmet truffle meal with wine pairing)

Pricing:

  • NATGA Members $395
  • Non-members $495

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Wine & Truffle Extravaganza Dinner Only:

  • 4 course gourmet truffle meal paired with award winning Sonoma County wines
  • Limited space available for the public not attending the Congress

Pricing:

  • NATAGA members  $175
  • Non members/public/press $225

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Congress Attendance Only, Includes:

  • 2-days of conference sessions and materials
  • Opening reception on Sunday (food and cocktails)
  • Full breakfast, coffee breaks, snacks both days
  • Lunch on Monday

Pricing:

  • NATGA Members $295
  • Non-members $395

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Notes:

There is a possibility that the Congress will be limited in number of attendees, due to Covid-19 restrictions, so book now to reserve your spot! Ticket prices are fully refundable if canceled due to Covid-19.

Become a member and Save

If you are not yet a NATGA member, JOIN NOW to take advantage of all the benefits of membership including the Fall Congress discount, Webinars with International Truffle Experts, Grower Forums, and numerous articles and presentations from previous NATGA Conferences.

If you have elected to pay for the event by check or invoice, please send check today to:

North American Truffle Growers Association
c/o Ms. Kathleen Sedehi, Treasurer
PO Box 621
Fletcher, NC 28732-0621

 

Congress hosted at the

The Flamingo Resort is the Ultimate Resort Experience in Sonoma Wine Country and we have negotiated great rates for this amazing venue during prime season: $175/King or 2 Double Beds

Book your room now! 

Rooms may sell out so make your reservation now! No cost for cancelation should Covid-19 restrictions impact the Congress.

Details

Start:
October 3
End:
October 5
Cost:
$395 – $495
Event Category:
Event Tags:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-annual-congress-in-person-tickets-161992721591

Organizer

North American Truffle Growers Association (NATGA)
Email:
admin@trufflegrowers.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Flamingo Resort and Conference Center
2777 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA 95405 United States
Phone:
(707) 545-8530
View Venue Website

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