The 2018 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show concluded on Friday, Dec. 7, as more than 1,100 people from 15 countries attended the four-day event in Louisville, Kentucky.

Below are pictures from the event. For even more photos, please visit our Facebook page. If you have photos from the event to put on social media, please tag them with the hastag #acresconf18 so that we and others can see and enjoy them too. 

Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dec. 9-12, 2019, and stay tuned for more details about the Polyface Intensive Seminars in July in Swoope, Virginia, and a new soil health event in Sacramento, California.

Eco-Ag U Workshops: Dec. 4

Dr. Don Huber – "Mineral Nutrition & Plant Disease"

Dr. Don Huber

Dr. Don Huber teaching an Eco-Ag U workshop

Glen Rabenberg – "Nutrient-Dense Food Farming"

Glen Rabenberg 

 Glen Rabenberg teaches an Eco-Ag U workshop

Eco-Ag U Reception:

 Attendees of the Eco-Ag U reception

 Attendees of the Eco-Ag U reception

 Attendees of the Eco-Ag U reception

Attendees of the Eco-Ag U reception

Attendees of the Eco-Ag U reception

Eco-Ag U Workshops: Dec. 5

Mark Shepard – "Foundational Principles of Ecological Agriculture"

Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard presenting an Eco-Ag U workshop

Dr. Nasha Winters - "Defending Against Disease: Healthy Soil, Microbiome Diversity and Your Food"

Dr. Nasha Winters 

 Dr. Nasha Winters presenting Eco-Ag U Workshop

Dr. Nasha Winters presents her Eco-Ag U workshop

Steve Tucker - "Large-Scale Farming for Soil Health: No-Till, Cover Cropping and the Soil Ecosystem" 

 Steve Tucker

 Steve Tucker presents his Eco-Ag U workshop

Steve Tucker speaks with attendees of his Eco-Ag U workshop

Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show: Dec. 5

 Steve Diver – "Soil Testing and Mineral Balancing for Nutrient-Dense Crops"

Steve Diver presents at the 2018 Eco-Ag Conference 

Steve Diver presents at the 2018 Eco-Ag Conference in 2018

Paul Dorrance – "Leveraging Your Animals' Movement: Lessons in Grazing Strategies"

 Paul Dorrance

 Paul Dorrance presents at the Eco-Ag Conference

 Paul Dorrance presents at the Eco-Ag Conference

Eliot Coleman book signing

Eliot Coleman signs his book 

 Eliot Coleman chats while signing his book

Conference attendees show off their signed books from Eliot Coleman

Dan Kittredge – "Principles of Bionutrient-Rich Foods"

 Dan Kittredge speaks at the 2018 Eco-Ag Conference

 Dan Kittredge goes into detail on his Eco-Ag Conference presentation on a whiteboard

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin – "Poultry-Centered Agriculture"

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin 

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin presents at the Eco-Ag Conference

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin talk with attendees after his presentation 

Mary Berry, of the Berry Center – Welcome Note

 Mary Berry speaks at the Eco-Ag Conference

 View of the audience and conference speaker Mary Berry

Keynote: Eliot Coleman – "50 Years of the Organic Adventure: Promise and Reality"

Eliot Coleman presents before a large audience at the Eco-Ag Conference 

Eliot Coleman at the podium during his keynote presentation

Eliot Coleman stands before a large audience for his keynote presentation

A standing ovation for keynote speaker Eliot Coleman

 Eliot Coleman signs a fan's notebook after his keynote presentation

Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show: Dec. 6

Vail Dixon – "So You Want to be Organic AND No-Till?"

Vail Dixon presents to a full room at the Eco-Ag Conference

Vail Dixon speaks with a conference attendee after her session

Gary Zimmer - "Biological Farming: Beyond Basic Soil Health"

Gary Zimmer smiling before presentation

Gary Zimmer at the podium for the Eco-Ag conference

Gary Zimmer gestures during his presentation

Dr. Kris Nichols – "Regenerating Resilient Soils Through Soil Biology"

Dr. Kris Nichols presents in front of a screen at the conference

Nick Barnard book signing

Nick Barnard speak with a woman at his book signing 

Nick Barnard signs a book

Nick Barnard speaks with a man at his book signing

Leiliani Zimmer Durand – "Building Your Microbe Bridge"

Leilani Zimmer Durand presents to a large audience

Leilani Zimmer Durand speaks with an audience member after her presentation

Fred Walters honors Jeff Moyer with Eco-Ag Conference award

Fred Walters honors Jeff Moyer with conference award

Keynote: Joel Salatin - "Can We Feed the World?"

 Joel Salatin on stage presenting his keynote

 Large audience watches Joel Salatin on stage

 Joel Salatin gestures during his keynote presentation

Joel Salatin book signing

Joel Salatin signs a book after his keynote 

A long line of people wait as Joel Salatin signs books after his keynote

Fans take a photo with Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin chats with a fan during his book signing

Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show: Dec. 7

Featured Panel: Gabe Brown, Fred Provenza and Charles Massy, moderated by Nicolette Hahn Niman

Featured Panel on stage looking out at audience

Nicolette Hahn Niman gestures to Fred Provenza at the Featured Panel

Fred Provenza speaks at the Featured Panel, surrounded by other panelists

Gabe Brown speaks at the Featured Panel, surrounded by other panelists

Charles Massy book signing

Charles Massy signs a book

Fred Provenza book signing

 Fred Provenza chats with a person while signing his book

Trade Show

Tainio trade show booth

Attendees talking at trade show

TPSL booth at trade show

People talking at trade show

Trade show booth

Terreplenish trade show booth

Keynote: Daniela Ibarra-Howell – "Rebuilding and Nurturing True Wealth"

 Daniela Ibarra-Howell at the podium and audience at her keynote presentation

 Daniela Ibarra-Howell at the podium

Daniela Ibarra-Howell gestures during her keynote 

 Audience applauds Daniela Ibarra-Howell

 Thank You!

To all who came to the conference, we thank you for helping make the experience wonderful. To you and everyone else we say – hope to see you next year!

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