The Ecological Farming Association provides a grassroots, open forum for planning each year's EcoFarm conference. The EcoFarm Planning Committee, comprised of volunteers, represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds who review workshop suggestions, discuss, and then vote on the top picks. While core offerings are technical in nature and geared towards farmers, a wide range of food and farming topics are always in the mix.
Workshop topic suggestions are open to the public - collected each year in the early summer. Whether you're a farmer, rancher, distributor, retailer, consumer, industry rep, consultant, activist, consumer or educator, we want to hear from you!
We extend a heartfelt thank you to the EcoFarm Planning Committee, whose dedication and efforts make the EcoFarm Conference possible.
Diversity Advisory Group (DAG)
In an effort to achieve a more inclusive culture at EcoFarm, EcoFarm has established a Diversity Advisory Group which has set up immediate and long term goals for the upcoming conference, and those to come. THANK YOU DAG!
Karen Adler, Sarah Arndt, Robina Bhatti, Lisa Bunin, Susana Cabrera-Mariz, Thea Maria Carlson, Hank Herrera, Dina Izzo, Alannah Kull, Joy Moore, James Nakahara, Rebecca North, Diego Ortiz, Carla Rosin, Peter Ruddock, Shakirah Simley, Chanowk Yisrael, Javier Zamora, Amy Wu.
EcoFarm Planning Committee
THANK YOU to the EcoFarm Planning Committee who are instrumental in producing conference content and coordinating workshops:
Conference Planning Committee: Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance・Lisa Bunin, Organic Advocacy・Amigo Cantisano, Organic Ag Advisors・Cathy Carlson, Las Lomas Lavender and Honey・Thea Maria Carlson, Biodynamic Association・Bill Cook, The Mushroom Farm・Mira Dick, NRCS・Sam Earnshaw, Hedgerows Unlimited・ Benjamin Fahrer, Cornerstone Farms LLC・Adrian Fischer, CCOF・Ken Foster, Terranova Ecological Landscaping・Stephan Garaffo・Dina Izzo, BluDog Consulting・Hansel & Sue Kern, Kern Family Farm・Reggie Knox, California FarmLink・Pam Krone, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuaries・Mira Dick, NRCS・Erica Lundquist, NRCS・Nicole Mason, Veritable Vegetable・Joy Moore, KPFA Radio・James Nakahara, Orchard Keepers・Deborah Nares, California FarmLink & Kitchen Table Advisors・Rebecca North, The Fruit Guys・Steve Peters, Seed rEvolution Now!・Carla Rosin, Sebastopol Farmers' Market・Peter Ruddock, Agricultural Acts・Nolan Schmidt, Tower Urban Family Farms・Michele Smith-Jefferies, Earl’s Organic Produce・Zea Sonnabend, Fruitilicious Farm・Steve Sprinkel, Farmer & the Cook・Jerry Thomas, Thomas Farm・ Karen Van Epen, ATTRA/NCAT・Kathy Webster, TomKat Ranch・Evan Wiig, Farmers Guild・Thomas Wittman, Gophers Limited・Tom Willey, Farmer Emeritus・Javier Zamora, JSM Organics. And to our dear departed Debby Zygielbaum, Farm & Vineyard Consultant, we will carry on your work and make you proud.