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Workshops & Keynotes

Conference Year: 2022

Monday

Monday Back to Top
Session: Keynote I 9:00am - 10:15am

From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: The Native American Fight for Food...

Presenter(s): Elizabeth Hoover Elizabeth is an associate professor in Environmental Science, Policy...
En Español / In Spanish, Equity, Food, Health, Community

Monday Back to Top
Session: 11:15am - 12:30pm

Carrots and Sticks - Getting Serious about Nitrogen Inputs

Humans have greatly altered the world’s nitrogen cycle over the past decades, primarily through...
Presenter(s): Eric Brennan, Ramy Colfer, Michael Cahn, Richard Smith
Soil, Production, Crops, Livestock

Consideraciones legales y comerciales para acceso a tierras de cultivo

Les presentamos el nuevo y mejorado Estuche de Herramientas Legal para Acceso a Tierras de Cultivos...
Presenter(s): Fran Miller, David Mancera, Deborah Nares
En Español / In Spanish

Who Can Save Our Soil? Organic, Regenerative, and Indigenous Agriculture

Soil health is the foundation of thriving communities. Food movements like organic and regenerative...
Presenter(s): A-dae Romero-Briones, Abbi Han, Brise Tencer
Farm Business, Marketing, Regulation

Monday Back to Top
Session: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

MycoRenewal in Theory and Practice

Fungi and the humans that choose to be in relationship with them are challenging anthropocentric...
Presenter(s): Taylor Bright, Maya Elson, Arthur Lee
Equity, Food, Health, Community

Diverse Markets, Diverse Perspectives (in English with Spanish interpretati...

The movement for race and equity continues, and the policy shifts needed to align to the demands of...
Presenter(s): Scott Berndt, Cecilia Cengiz, Theresa Dixon, Nelson Hawkins
Farm Business, Marketing, Regulation

Mercados diversos, perspectivas diversas

El movimiento de la de raza y la equidad continúa, y el cambio necesario de la política para...
Presenter(s): Nelson Hawkins, Scott Berndt, Cecilia Cengiz, Theresa Dixon
En Español / In Spanish

Discussion Group: How Can the Food Movement Better Work Across Differences?

Race. Class. Gender. Sexuality. Migration status. We know that the food movement includes people...
Presenter(s): Antonio Roman-Alcalá
Equity, Food, Health, Community
Tuesday

Tuesday Back to Top
Session: Keynote I 9:00am - 10:15am

Water, Land, and Power in the Central Valley | Towards an Ecologically Soun...

Presenter(s): Mark Arax Mark Arax will draw from his chronicles of California over the past three...
En Español / In Spanish

Tuesday Back to Top
Session: 11:15am - 12:30pm

Remoción mecánica y reciclaje de cintas de goteo

El equipo para enrollar las cintas de goteo ahorra trabajo, pero también remueve el suelo y el agua...
Presenter(s): Jazmine Mejía-Muñoz, Raúl Vargas, Nathan Harkleroad, Sacha Lozano, Manuel Cervantes
En Español / In Spanish

Organic Builds Back Better

The Biden administration seeks to ‘build back better’ in the wake of the pandemic. How can our...
Presenter(s): Chris Brown, Marni Karlin, Patty Lovera, Abby Youngblood
Farm Business, Marketing, Regulation

Low Water Use Strategies for Combating Climate Change

As our bioregion becomes hotter and drier, the looming crisis of water scarcity becomes an...
Presenter(s): Jacques Neukom, Brandon Sanders, John Williams
Soil, Production, Crops, Livestock

Tuesday Back to Top
Session: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Research Report-Back: Soil Health on Organic Farms in the Central Coast

Scientists from the UC Berkeley Soil Health Project will present the results of their soil ecology...
Presenter(s): Timothy Bowles, Kenzo Esquivel, Hannah Waterhouse, Daniel Karp
Soil, Production, Crops, Livestock

The Farm Bill Cometh: It’s Time to Organize!

Every five years, we have the chance to influence the content and spending levels in the Farm Bill...
Presenter(s): Jeanne Merrill, Sarah Hackney
Advocacy

Aprendiendo a producir semillas orgánicas en la finca: Una estrategia para...

El vivir una pandemia y los efectos del cambio climático global, nos anima a prepararnos en...
Presenter(s): Ana Galvis
En Español / In Spanish
Wednesday

Wednesday Back to Top
Session: 11:15am - 12:30pm

3 áreas esenciales para emprender su negocio

Puede ser un reto saber por dónde empezar cuando creamos una nueva empresa agrícola o un rancho. La...
Presenter(s): David Mancera, Tania Zuñiga
En Español / In Spanish

All About Farm Insurance - What Kinds and How Much Do You Need?

This session introduces how insurance works, the different types of insurance that should be in...
Presenter(s): Winona Doris, Scott Chang-Fleeman
Farm Business, Marketing, Regulation

What Should We Sell

Farmers, wholesalers, and retailers all confront the decision: what do we offer to our customers? A...
Presenter(s): Nina Colasurdo, Mike Boyle, John Odahara
Farm Business, Marketing, Regulation

Wednesday Back to Top
Session: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Findings from the 2022 National Organic Research Agenda and Listening Sessi...

The Organic Farming Research Foundation regularly surveys organic growers, farmers, ranchers across...
Presenter(s): Thelma Vélez
Soil, Production, Crops, Livestock

Wellness & Restorative Daily Practices for Agricultural Communities 

Latinx communities are the lifeblood of US agriculture, yet Latinx workers across all industries...
Presenter(s): Al Courchesne, Elena Velez
Equity, Food, Health, Community

Perennials for Ecological and Economic Resilience

Deep-rooted perennials offer many benefits to the curious farmer. Their root systems can better...
Presenter(s): Barbara-Jean Avery, Heidi Herrmann, John Valenzuela
Soil, Production, Crops, Livestock
Thursday

Thursday Back to Top
Session: Keynote I 9:00am - 10:15am

The 21st Century Food System We Deserve

Presenter(s): Ricardo Salvador Ricardo is Director and Senior Scientist of the Food &...
En Español / In Spanish

Thursday Back to Top
Session: 11:15am - 12:30pm

Disparity to Parity: A Common Sense Program to Transform our Food System an...

The continuing farm crisis affects all but the largest conventional and organic farms. Wages for...
Presenter(s): Ben Burkett, Elizabeth Henderson
Advocacy

Farmer to Farmer Panel on Soil Health/ Grupo de agricultor a agricultor sob...

Two organic vegetable farmers with highly diversified organic production will share their...
Presenter(s): Tom Broz, Javier Zamora
En Español / In Spanish, Soil, Production, Crops, Livestock

Hedgerows on Northern California Rangelands

Hedgerows can be planted on a wide diversity of agricultural landscapes. This workshop will discuss...
Presenter(s): John Bailey, Rebecca Burgess, DeeDee Soto
Pests, Beneficials, Ecosystems

Thursday Back to Top
Session: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Manejo Integrado Orgánico de Plagas

La supresión más eficaz de insectos plagas y enfermedades se logra cuando los agricultores integran...
Presenter(s): Martín Guerena
En Español / In Spanish

Talkin' Story: Asian American and Hawaiian Experiences in Ag

This workshop is focused on examining what life was and is like for two communities of farmers. In...
Presenter(s): Brianne Imada, James Nakahara, Derrik Parker, Kaui Sana
Equity, Food, Health, Community

21st-Century Land Reform: Community Models for Farmland Tenure

Is it time for communities to secure the land base needed for their best future? Land is...
Presenter(s): Ana Vazquez, Joaquin Jimenez, Alejandro Salazar
Advocacy
Friday

Friday Back to Top
Session: Keynote I 9:00am - 10:15am

Successful Organic Farmers

Presenters(s): Javier Ledesma Ledesma Farms Hollister, CA Photo credit: Splash Pad New Javier and...
En Español / In Spanish

Friday Back to Top
Session: 11:15am - 12:30pm

Alas Fuertes: Producción avícola de pastoreo y planificación de empresas

La cría de aves en pastoreo para producción de huevos o carne puede ser un negocio lucrativo...
Presenter(s): Edgar Mendoza Samaniego, Kaley Grimland de Mendoza
En Español / In Spanish

A Garden Can Be Anywhere - Creating Bountiful and Beautiful Edible Gardens

Los Angeles gardening fixture Lauri Kranz coaches that anyone can turn a yard or even a few pots...
Presenter(s): Lauri Kranz
Permaculture, Gardening, Education

Integrated Control of Vineyard Pests & Diseases

Some of the main vineyard pests include powdery mildew, leafhoppers, mites, nematodes,...
Presenter(s): Esteban Fernadez-Jursic, Prudy Foxx, Caleb Mosley
Pests, Beneficials, Ecosystems

Friday Back to Top
Session: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

¿Qué carambas es la agricultura regenerativa?

La agricultura regenerativa es un término que seguramente se han escuchado mucho en los últimos...
Presenter(s): Katherine Favors, Omar Rodriguez
En Español / In Spanish

Controlling Spotted Wing Drosophila Organically

Despite increasing pressure associated with SWD on a wide range of fruits, there are few organic...
Presenter(s): Mark Bolda, Kent Daane
Pests, Beneficials, Ecosystems

Discussion Group: California Farm Policy for Farmers

For the 5th consecutive year, we will gather in a circle and discuss policy changes in California...
Presenter(s): Peter Ruddock, Paul Towers
Advocacy

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