The 2019 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show concluded on Thursday, Dec. 12. Held for the first time in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the event drew in over 1,000 attendees from 41 U.S. states and 15 countries. We had three keynote speakers who presented on topics from human and soil health to eco-agriculture policy, eight in-depth Eco-Ag U workshops and 39 conference speakers!

Below are some of our favorite photos from the event. For even more photos, visit our Facebook page or Instagram profile. If you have photos from the event to put on social media, please tag us (@AcresUSA), and post them with the hashtag #ecoagconf19 so that we and others can see and enjoy them too!

Join us next year in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 1-4 for the 2020 conference! And stay tuned for our upcoming events in 2020, including: 

  • Advancing Industrial Hemp | May 2020 | Northern Colorado 
  • Rodale Institute/Acres U.S.A. Intensives and Field Day | July 2020 | Kutztown, Pennsylvania
  • Healthy Soil Summit, 2nd annual | August 2020 | Northern California | Learn More here

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And now…. here are the photos!

 Eco-Ag U workshops

 Here are some photos of our Eco-Ag U instructors delivering their high quality content to ready-to-learn attendees.

Doug Fine

Dr. Paul Dettloff

Mark Shepard

Trade Show

With 117 exhibitors, the Trade Show this year was something to behold! Row after row of eco-ag innovators ready to network and discuss the latest tools, techniques and methods. 

'Agtivist' Judith McGeary at the Trade Show

Mila from Azomite talks with an attendee

Agri Dynamics team at the Trade Show

Conference Sessions

Our conference was jam-packed with big names in eco-agriculture this year, and topics ranged from human health to hemp to livestock and more!

Dr. Nasha Winters presents

Regenerative ag panel

Scott Denning session


Keynote Presentation

Kathleen Merrigan, former deputy secretary and COO of the United States Department of Agriculture and current board member of FoodCorps, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the World Agroforestry Centre, delivered the final keynote address on the future of eco-agriculture and organic farming.

Kathleen Merrigan and crowd

Kathleen Merrigan gives her keynote presentation

Kathleen Merrigan chats with attendees after her presentation

Acres U.S.A. Bookstore

Our bookstore was better than ever this year, with hundreds of titles ready to be swept away by attendees intent on furthering their learning after conference. Want to learn more from conference speakers? Check out our Eco-Ag Conference Speakers collection and our Eco-Ag U Instructors collection, for books and audio by 2019 Eco-Ag Conference presenters.

Acres USA bookstore

Book signing with Steve Gabriel and Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin signs books

Acres USA bookstore manager Chad Kuskie

And as always – you can find more photos online! Thank you again for a wonderful conference! We’ll see you next year!

Continue Learning

Check out our book and audio collections by 2019 Eco-Ag Conference Speakers and 2019 Eco-Ag U Instructors to continue learning after conference.