Bitterroot Ag Writers’ Workshop Daily Schedule


Friday, June 5

2- 4 pm – Check in at March house – optional

4:30 – 5pm – Workshop introductory meeting at March house, workshop location will be announced

5 – 7 pm – Welcome reception – March house

Directions to March house – Entering Cedarville on Hwy 299, at the stop sign in Cedarville head south (right turn) on the main road through Cedarville. In ¼ mile you’ll see a row of tall poplar trees on the left. We’re at 28100, look for the green road sign. Call 530/ 279-2099 or 530/ 569-0254 if you get lost, we’ll come and get you.

Saturday, June 6

8:45  am – Meet at the Cedarville Community Church Hall, 405 Bonner St., Cedarville (one block west of Page’s Market)

9am—11:45 am:

Your workshop will include:

  •  Sharing experiences in ag communication
  • Discussion of samples of effective and non-effective ag writing
  • Review of various methods of ag communication, i.e. journalism, blogging, Facebook, Instagram, podcasts, influencers
  • What’s your project? Workshop participants who have a ag-related communication project are encouraged to share for feedback from the group
  • Writing exercise

Noon: Lunch on your own

1:30—2:30 pm: Discussion and sharing of writing generated during the morning’s exercise

2:30 – 3:15 – Getting to Know You – Writers Meeting Writers — Cedarville Community Church

Time to write

Jefferson Center Field Day & Barbecue — 4:30 pm – 8 pm

Springs Ranch in Fort Bidwell, at the north end of Surprise Valley. The Springs Ranch is the main demonstration site for the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management. For details visit their website:

If you’re attending for all three days the Field Day & Barbecue are included in your Bitterroot Ag Writers’ Workshop $265 registration fee. There will be a no-host bar.

If you’re here for Saturday only and would like to attend the Field Day & Barbecue the ticket price is $35. If you’re here for Saturday only and would like to attend please make reservations by May 15 by emailing    

The Springs Ranch address is 51801 County Road 1, Surprise Valley.

Sunday, June 79 am—11:45 am: Workshop

Workshop attendees will map out the future for their specific project needs and discuss their expectations. Discussion about how the workshop has influenced their communication approach and how their strategies have changed or not, will be emphasized.

Noon – farewell  

Questions? Email Barbara March at or call 530/ 279-2099