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 – 5:00  Congress Registration 5:00 – 7:00  Welcome Reception and Sonoma County Truffle History

Fire Side Chat with Special Guests (Jim Trappe, Tom Michaels, Vic Trione)

7:00   Dine Around at Sponsoring Restaurants

Suggested restaurants within walking distance

Monday October 4:

7:30 – 8:30  Buffet breakfast

8:30 – 9:00   Welcome and Introductions:  Brian Upchurch & Shannon Berch

    • Board of Directors, Task Force Chairs, Special Guests

9:00 -10:00  Keynote Speaker: Pierre Sourzat, France Topic 1

10:00 – 10:30  Morning break

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

    • Truffle grading and truffle cleaning standards

 11:00 -12:00  Keynote Speaker: Pierre Sourzat, France Topic 2

12:00 – 1:30  Truffle Culinary Creations and Demonstrations (lunch)

1:30 – 2:00 Truffle Money Matter$:  Alyce Chapman, CPA 2:00 – 3:15  Research Task Force Updates:  Staci O’Toole and Shannon Berch

    • National Truffle Grower Survey  (Peter Oviatt)
    • University of Idaho   (Mark Coleman)
    • North Carolina State Soil Sampling Survey   
    • University of California,  Davis  (Scott Oneto)
    • University of Vancouver, British Columbia  (Becky)
    • Poll of members on future research opportunities

3:15 – 3:30  Afternoon break

3:30  -4:30  Looking Back to Grow Forward:  A Moderated Roundtable Discussion with Truffle Industry Pioneers:

Moderated by Shannon Berch

    • New World Truffiere – Charles Lefevre
    • Garland Truffles – Franklin Garland
    • Tennessee Truffle- Tom Michaels 
    • Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd –Paul Thomas

4:30 – 5:30  Truffle “D’s”  –  Dogs, Demonstrations, Discussions and Drinks

    • How to prepare soil and root samples:  
    • Book presentations and signings:  Connie Green, Susi Gott Séguret, Ryan Jacobs, Justin Wangler, Tracey Shepos Cenami, Tucker Taylor, Rowan Jacobson, Jim Trappe
    • Truffle dog demonstration:  Alana McGee
    • Sponsor presentations/demos as appropriate

7:00 – 10:00 Wine Country Truffle Extravaganza (Board buses at 6:30)

(4 course Gourmet Truffle Dinner paired with Sonoma County Wines at Kendall Jackson Winery)

Our sponsors

Kendall-Jackson

Trione Vineyards Logo

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

Truffle Dog Company
Le Clos de la Rabasse, Virginia Truffles Logo

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Tuesday, October 5

7:30 – 9:00  Buffet breakfast

9:00 – 10:00  Agribusiness Task Force Update:  Fabrice Caporal

Guided Discussion with Productive Orchards (Olivia Martin-Taylor, Tucker Taylor, Richard Franks, Staci O’Toole, Simon Cartwright)

    • Orchard management 
    • Sales/marketing
    • NATGA Website Forum

10:00 – 10:30 Morning break

10:30 – 11:00  NATGA Business Meeting (Brian Upchurch and Board of Directors) 11:00 – 12:00  Culinary/Agritourism Task Force Update:  Olivia Martin

  • Guided Discussion with Productive Orchards (Olivia Martin-Taylor, Tucker Taylor, Richard Franks, Staci O’Toole, Simon Cartwright)
    • Agritourism events:  Lessons Learned
    • Direct sales to chefs and restaurants
    • Regional festivals

12:00  Meeting Wrap Up and Departure

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

Get Your Tickets

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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