Our Valley, Our Future 2020

Before you start with the regular business of the day join SPF at the Our Valley, Our Future Breakfast. This annual June event is a celebration of the important role of agriculture in the Skagit Valley and includes awards to recognize individuals who have helped shape Skagit agriculture.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Maplehurst Farm
18495 Dike Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Registration is now open!

Please note: We are currently moving forward with planning for the Breakfast with the optimism that the worst of Covid-19 will be behind us by the end of May. We will keep you informed of any date changes that may be required as we monitor and follow directives from the Governor’s Office. The health and safety of SPF’s members, donors, staff and partners is our top priority amidst this Coronavirus crisis.


2020 Keynote address by Tim Egan 
National Book Award Winner & New York Times Op-Ed Writer

Photo Credit Ruth Fremson

Timothy Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the American experience, whose interests range wide across history and landscape, and into the spiritual realm. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a popular columnist, and a National Book Award-winning author of nine books.
Learn more about Tim Egan here.

Tim will be signing books immediately following the event. Copies of ‘The Good Rain’ will be available to purchase at the breakfast, or you can pre-order a copy through Watermark Book Company at www.WatermarkBookCompany.com or (360) 293-4277.



Breakfast Registration

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The breakfast is free to attend. A suggested donation of $50 during the event is very much appreciated.


Seeking Award Nominations!

Submit your nominations for individuals who have helped shape Skagit agriculture.
Nominations need to be submitted no later than 4:00pm Friday, April 3rd.

Community Legacy in Agriculture Award
In recognition of a legacy of outstanding work and support of Skagit agriculture

This award is designed to honor our PAST and the incredible dedication and commitment of an individual whose leadership helped to advance, protect and promote the ag industry in the valley, helping to put and keep Skagit Valley on    the map for agriculture. 

Make a nomination!

Innovation in Agriculture Award
In recognition of outstanding innovation and support of Skagit agriculture

This award recognizes accomplishments of the PRESENT and an individual who is currently making a significant contribution to the advancement of Skagit agriculture. People often think that innovation has to be high-tech, or an engineering marvel, or the invention of something life-changing. But some of the best innovation can come from good old ingenuity and doing what’s smart.

Make a nomination!

For questions or to make a nomination by phone or email, please contact Rachel Sorrels, Development & Administration Manager, at 360.336.3974 or rachel@skagitonians.org.

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