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We are working to put together a fabulous program for the 2018 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show!


In the meantime, here's a look last year's agenda to give you a taste of what you can expect at this year's event:



Wednesday, December 6, 2017


2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Composting Made Simple
Edwin Blosser


Bonus Session: Edwin Blosser will share new strategies that he’s using to balance minerals in the soil using composting for mineral activation and pre-digestion.


2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Introduction to Principles of Biodynamics in the Field
Patricia Frazier


3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Soil and Hair Mineral Analysis
Dr. Richard Olree


7:30 p.m. - Evening Keynote

The Liquid Carbon Pathway and Common Mycorrhizal Networks
Dr. Christine Jones


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Thursday, December 7, 2017


8 a.m. -9 a.m.

Recycling NPK and Trace Minerals - Nature tells the Truth
Paul Deckard


Health on the Farm
Dr. Arden Andersen


Steps to Growing High-Quality Produce While Increasing Organic Matter
Mike and Will Brownback


8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Uncovering the Truth About GMOs
Prof. Don Huber


9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Balanced Plant Nutrition for Limiting and Remediating Crop Stress
Noel Garcia


Fungal Consciousness
Michael Phillips


Ecological Aquaculture
Wayne Dorband


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Food Freedom: Opportunities & Challenges for Producers
Judith McGeary


Increasing Profits With Regenerative Agriculture
John Kempf


Alternatives to Pesticides
André Leu


11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hitting Your Target with Holistic Management
Kirk Gadzia


2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Your Hormones — the Truths and Myths
Lisa Everett Andersen


How Consumer Education and Marketplace Pressure Can Help Drive the Transition to Regenerative Food, Farming, and Land Use
Ronnie Cummins


Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin


Three Keys to Easy-Keeping Cattle
Steve Campbell


4 p.m.-5 p.m.

What Organic Buyers Are Looking For
Thea O’Carroll


Adverse Weather and Crops — When Can Fertility Make a Difference?
Neal Kinsey


Modern, Family Farm-Scale Pastured Pork Production
Ross Duffield


Your Microbiome: You Are What You Eat ... and What Your Food Eats
Dr. Nasha Winters


7:30 p.m. - Evening Keynote

Farming and Food: Two Futures
Dr. Vandana Shiva


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Friday, December 8, 2017


8 a.m. -9 a.m.

Impact of Organic Inputs on Soil Health in Organic Production
Dan Davidson


Minerals for Healthy Soil
Gary Zimmer


Defining Tillage by Measures of Soil Health
Jim Martindale


Transitioning to Biodynamics on Conventional or Organic Farms
Patricia Frazier


9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Featured Plenary Panel: Regenerative Organic Agriculture — Connecting the Dots
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins and André Leu Moderated by Fred Walters


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Minerals & the Human Brain
Dr. Richard Olree


Regenerative Organic Standard: A Framework for the Future
Jeff Moyer


Validating Albrecht's Work in Modern Day: Improved Crop Nutrition & Soil Health
Tim Reinbott, Ph.D.


Wake Up Your Soil with Weeds
Vail Dixon


2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Balancing Your Soil to Maximize Nutrient Availability
Leilani Zimmer-Durand


Navigating Organic Certification
Andy Hupp


Achieving Tender & Flavorful Beef on the Hoof
Steve Campbell


2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Honey Bee Colonies as Livestock: Managing Beekeeping Expectations
Dave Noble


4 p.m.-5 p.m.

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


Enhancing the Environment of Plant Roots: Managing Nutrient Uptake & Microbial Relationships
Larry Zibilske, Ph.D.


Nature’s Balance — Recovering from Genetic Modification
Wil Spencer


Big Questions about Microscopic Crop (and Grower?) Partners
Matthew Kleinhenz


7:30 p.m. - Evening Keynote

Finding Hope in Regenerative Agriculture
Courtney White


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