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2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference ─ Speakers

Every year at the Acres U.S.A. Conference we assemble a world-class panel of authorities, consultants, and farmers/ranchers as presenters. This annual gathering of the best of the best is of particular benefit to attendees of the tremendous access offered via lectures, in-depth workshops and small-group question sessions. Attendees truly get the opportunity to “pick the brains” of these innovators and thought leaders.

  • 2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference
  • Keynoter ─ Dr. Arden Andersen
    Keynoter ─ Dr. Arden Andersen
    Physician, agricultural consultant, author
  • Keynoter ─ Denise O'Brien
    Keynoter ─ Denise O'Brien
    Co-founder, Women, Food and Agriculture Network; farmer
  • Grace Gershuny
    Keynoter ─ Grace Gershuny
    Organic farmer, inspector, author
  • Robin Brekken
    Robin Brekken
    Minnesota organic farmer
  • Gabe Brown
    Gabe Brown
    Farmer, consultant
  • Dean Craine
    Dean Craine
  • Paul Deckard
    Paul Deckard
    Consultant, eco-input formulator
  • Dana Dinnes
    Dana Dinnes
    USDA research agronomist
  • Ross Duffield
    Ross Duffield
    Farm Manager, Rodale Institute
  • Cindy Elder
    Cindy Elder
    OCIA Director of Accredidation
  • Noel Garcia, CCA
    Noel Garcia, CCA
    Soil & crop adviser
  • Howard Garrett
    Howard Garrett
    Author, organic landscape specialist, researcher, radio host
  • Doug Gunnink
    Doug Gunnink
    Grazing consultant
  • Ben Hartman
    Ben Hartman
    Farmer, author
  • Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
    Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
  • Prof. Don Huber
    Prof. Don Huber
    Researcher, soil mineral/plant disease specialist
  • Neal Kinsey
    Neal Kinsey
    Soil fertility consultant, author
  • Robert Kremer, Ph.D.
    Robert Kremer, Ph.D.
    Researcher, soil microbiology, biochemistry, weed science
  • Judith McGeary
    Judith McGeary
    Farmer, attorney, activist
  • Ron McLean
    Ron McLean
    New Zealand-based consultant
  • Jeff Moyer
    Jeff Moyer
    Exec. director Rodale Institute, farmer, researcher, author
  • Peter Norwood
    Peter Norwood
    Australia-based mineral nutrition specialist
  • Dr. Richard Olree
    Dr. Richard Olree
    Researcher, author
  • Emmanuel Omondi, Ph.D.
    Emmanuel Omondi, Ph.D.
    Research director, Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial
  • Glen Rabenberg
    Glen Rabenberg
    Farmer, consultant
  • Leo Sharashkin
    Leo Sharashkin
    Beekeeper, author
  • Mark Shepard
    Mark Shepard
    Farmer, author, consultant
  • Angie Tunink
    Angie Tunink
    Executive Director, OCIA Research & Education
  • David Vetter
    David Vetter
    Organic grain handler & processor
  • Dennis Warnecke
    Dennis Warnecke
  • Will Winter D.V.M.
    Will Winter, D.V.M.
    Veterinarian, grazing consultant
  • Bob Yanda
    Bob Yanda
  • Dr. Larry Zibilske
    Dr. Larry Zibilske
    Soil microbiologist
  • Gary Zimmer
    Gary Zimmer
    Farmer, consultant, author
  • Leilani Zimmer-Durand
    Leilani Zimmer-Durand
    Researcher, author, trainer