Conference Sessions

Interested in more high-quality education? You asked and we listened! The USLGA is now offering individual conference recordings! Each recording is available for $39/USLGA members and $49/nonmembers.

Our third and final series of recordings being offered are:

How to Find the Workers Your Farm Needs
Panelists: Alice Marrin, Pleasant Valley Lavender; Julie Haushalter, White Oak Lavender, Kristen Sandoz Wayward Winds Lavender. Moderator: Joanne Voelcker, Mt Airy Lavender

Keynote Session: Lavender Biology: How Understanding Your Plants Can Help Your Lavender Farm Succeed
Keynote Speaker: Clive Larkman

Let's Talk Terpenes: Knowing and Utilizing the Powerful Plant Chemicals Behind the Flavor, Aroma and Calming Properties of Lavender
Speaker: Dr. Concetta DiRusso

How to Connect and Collaborate to Grow Your Bottom Line
Speaker: Marilyn Kosel

Farming the Transition: Are You Jumping In or Bailing Out?
Panelists: Bruce McCloskey, Mike Neustrom, Kristi Hilliker, Tyler Saltonstall and Sarah Richards

Product Ideas (Panel)
Panelists: Janice Cox, Steve Biedenger & Beth Hammerberg Moderator: Joseph Downs

To Bee or Not to Bee - Are Honey Bee Hives a Good Fit for Your Farm?
Speaker: Carolyn Breece, Honey Bee Lab, OR State U.

Our second series of recordings being offered are:

Lavender Distillation - Taking It To The Next Level
Speaker: Dr. Michael Lemmers

Equipment Panel & Demo
Speakers: Ricardo Besel (Besel Lavender Processor), Jason Pelak (A.T. Ferrell Company), Bill Jabs (Starr Harvesting)

Lavender Teas: Blending, Packaging, and Labeling Ideas
Speaker: Angela McDonald

Scents & Sensibility--Pacific Northwest and Other Recent Lavender Cultivars, Plus Trends in the Lavender Trade
General Session Speakers Christine Mulder & Andrew Van Hevelingen

The first series of recordings being offered are:

Is Fertilizer In Your Lavender Farm's Future?
Workshop with Keynote Speaker Clive Larkman

Lavender: For Health, Wellness, and Aromatherapy
Speaker: Professor Amanda Lattin, Dean of Aromatherapy at the American College of Healthcare Sciences

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

Lavender Diseases: The Experts Are In
Speakers: Dr. Steven Jeffers and Melodie Putnam

Making the most of USDA Grants & Cost Sharing Opportunities
Speakers: Claire Tachella & Alice Marrin


View our digital conference booklet

Click to view our sponsors and vendors.


Wayward Winds Lavender/Marilyn Kosel
Violet Sponsor
Prairie Lavender Farm/Mike Neustrom
Green Sponsor
Lavender Wind/Sarah Richards
Green Sponsor


Wayward Winds Lavender Private Label and bulk wholesale lavender products. Specialty lavender foods, personal care products, and goods for the home. Marilyn Kosel
Besel Lavender Processor Machines Besel lavender threshers, processors, disbuders, distilling equipment, harvesters Ricardo F Besel LLC
Belle Terre Ceramics Hand made lavender inspired functional ceramics Lauren Jawer
Takao Nursery, Inc. Lavender starter plants Lisa Takao-McCall
Mierco European Linens Lavender-themed woven jacquard European tea towels, totes, sachets, tabletop Mary Althoff
Lavender Northwest Lavender community support in the Pacific Northwest Michael Lemmers
Ohio Valley Lavender Lavender Harvesting Equipment John Staker
Down by the River Lavender Wholesale lavender items, farmer direct Beth Hammerberg
Terri Powell Insurance Agency Farm, Business, Home and Auto Insurance Terri Powell
Lavender Boutique "For Everything Lavender" specializing in Bulk Orders of Essential Oil, Fresh & Dried bundles, snap dried Culinary and Craft buds Joseph Downs
Mt Airy Lavender Consulting and Wholesale Lavender and Handcrafted Products Joanne Voelcker
Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery and Barn Owl Nursery Herb & Lavender Farm Displaying different samples of dried lavender bundles and buds, essential oils, and a few other products featuring NW-grown lavenders and popular lavender cultivars that we grow in the Pacific Northwest region. Andy Van Hevelingen and Christine Mulder
Peace Tree Farm LLC Wholesale Starter Plants and Field-Ready Liners, Breeding and Licensing Representation Lloyd Traven
U.S. Department of Agriculture in Oregon Financial and Technical Assistance for Conservation Lauren Bennett