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We've put together a fabulous program for the 2018 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show and we can't wait for you to join us!

Keynote Presentation: Can We Feed The World?  Joel Salatin

Thursday evening, December 6, 2018

Even most foodies and environmentalists have a deep-seated assumption that were it not for the petroleum-based fertilizer boom – the green revolution – we could not feed ourselves. Those massive Kansas wheat fields and California almond groves, for most people, represent efficiency and abundance. Nothing could be further from the truth. In his speech, Joel Salatin will address the often-asked question "can we feed the world?" Joel will elaborate on why this is simply not the case and arm attendees with the ability to credibly challenge this assumption in the future.

 

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Soil Testing & Mineral Balancing for Nutrient Dense Crops Steve Diver

Grazing Strategies Paul Dorrance


2:30-4:30 p.m. (2-hour workshops)

Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

Principles of Bionutrient Rich Foods Dan Kittredge

The Truth About GMOs Dr. Don Huber


5-7:00 p.m. - Opening Reception on the Eco-Ag Trade Show floor

7:30 p.m. Evening Keynote: 50 Years of the Organic Adventure: Promise and Reality

Eliot Coleman, Farmer and Author, Four Season Farm

Welcome by Mary Berry, The Berry Center


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

9-10 a.m.

So You Want to Grow Organic AND No-Till? Vail Dixon

Using Multi-Species Synergies To Your Advantage Paul Dorrance

Circadian Rhythm Biology: How Our Internal Environment Takes Cue From the External Environment Dr. Nasha Winters


9-11:30 a.m. (workshop)

What Sustainable-Organic Vegetable Growers Should Know about Grafting Matthew D. Kleinhenz, PhD


10:30-11:30 a.m.

Minerals for Soil Health Gary Zimmer

Building a Healthy, Humane, and Fair Food System Mike Callicrate

Defining Food Quality: The Case for Nutrient Density Dan Kittredge



1-2 p.m.

Building Humus Rich Soil with Compost Edwin Blosser

Organic Vegetable Production Raymond Yoder Jr. and Aaron Weaver

Building a Regenerative agriculture Industry Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin


2:30-3:30 p.m.

Building a Healthy Microbial Community for Nutrient Uptake and Soil Health Leilani Zimmer Durand

Decoding the Connections Between Soil and Animal Nutrition Glen Rabenberg

Love Your Biomes Nick Barnard

Regenerative Organic Certification Jeff Moyer


4:30-5:30 p.m.

The SOIL-ution to WEEDY Pastures Vail Dixon

Cultural and Nutritional Management Priorities John Kempf


7:30 p.m. - Evening Keynote: Can We Feed the World?

Joel Salatin, Farmer and Author, Polyface Farms


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Friday, December 7, 2018

9-10 a.m - Featured Panel: Perspectives on Soil Health & Regenerative Agriculture

Gabe Brown, Charles Massy, and Fred Provenza

**Sponsored by Chelsea Green Publishing**


10:30-11:30 a.m.

Soil Strategies for Weed Reduction Vail Dixon

Biodynamic Agriculture: A Legacy of Quantum Physics and Advanced Humus Farming Steve Diver

Biotic Farming Fundamentals: Comprehending the Carbon Cycle to Support a Healthy Farm System Brendon Rockey

Holistic Goal-Setting for Your Farm Nicole Delcogliano, Organic Growers School


1-2 p.m.

Farm & Ranch Water Management: Keyline, Contours and Swales, Oh My! Mark Shepard

Subtle Energies in Agriculture: Foundational Thinking Hugh Lovel

Market Outlook for Organic & Non-GMO: Navigating the Road Ahead Julia Hofmeister

Farm Policy and What It Means for Sustainable Agriculture Judith McGeary


3-4 p.m.

Bio-Based Solutions for Pest Control Pamela Marrone

Subtle Energies in Agriculture: State of the Arts Hugh Lovel

Cover Cropping at Scale Steve Tucker

Who's Going to Help Me? Joel Salatin


4:15-5:15 p.m.

Microbe-Containing Bio-Stimulants Matthew D. Kleinhenz, PhD

Biotic Farming Applications at Scale Brendon Rockey

Case Study: Thriving in a Cooperative System Wayne Wengerd


5:30 p.m. - Closing Keynote: Rebuilding and Nurturing True Wealth

Daniela Ibarra-Howell, CEO and Co-Founder, Savory Institute

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