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Pre-Conference Events

Conference Year: 2016

Tuesday

Oregon Tilth's Technical Service Provider & Biodiversity Training

Special Two-Day Pre-Conference Event Attend this training 8:00am - 5:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday to learn about and complete many of the...

Entrepreneurial Two-Day Intensive: Sustainable Business Skills for Sustainable Agriculture, Jan 24 & 25, 9:00am-5:00pm

The sun, soil, and, glory called you to the farmer’s vocation; a well-organized desk might just keep you there. Join the Farmer's Guild, along with...

Mimicking Nature: Integrating Livestock into Cropping Systems Regenerative Agriculture Field Day at Paicines Ranch; Jan 23, 8:00am-5pm

This event is SOLD OUT! Tickets are still available for the Wednesday Regenerative Ag Pre-Conference at Asilomar, as well as the EcoFarm opening...
Presenter(s):
Tim LaSalle, Gabe Brown, Ray Archuleta, David Johnson, Chelsea Carey, Mel Preston, Kelly Mulville

Soil Restoration: The Foundation for Human and Planetary Health

Women in Regenerative Agriculture Field Day at Paicines Ranch* Out-of-control wildfires, prolonged drought, severe water shortages, and intense heat...
Presenter(s):
Nikki Silvestri, Dr. Kris Nichols, Daphne Miller M.D., Doniga Markegard, Debby Zygielbaum, Kristyn Leach
Track:
Regenerative Agriculture, Soil, Fertility, & Production

Wednesday

Applied On-Farm Permaculture Design

This workshop is a facilitated design day with Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Permaculture Program staff: Brock Dolman, Kendall Dunnigan and...

EcoFarm Bus Tour - Organic Farming on the Central Coast

The 28th annual EcoFarm Bus Tour promises a diverse and informative farm tour on the first day of EcoFarm. This all-day field trip will visit 4...

Central Coast Livestock Producer Summit: Exploring Producer-led Solutions to Processing Bottlenecks

The Summit will be a producer-led meeting of the Farmers’ Association Central Coast Meat Producers Committee, focusing on the feasibility of...

Cultivating Organic Seed Stewardship

A vibrant and enduring agriculture starts with the seed. This all-day interactive session will provide a deeper understanding of the history, culture...

Building Healthy Soil Ecology: Investing in Your Farm's Bottom Line

Practical, How-to, Take-home Information for Farmers Cultivating a Sense of Humus! Building healthy soil ecology brings the additional benefits of...

Compost and Soil Health: A Biodynamic Approach

How can we grow resilience to drought and climate change? How can we create more healthy and vital soils? Composting is an essential activity of a...

Bus Tour - Organic Farming on the Central Coast

EcoFarm Bus Tour 2016 promises a diverse and informative farm tour on the first day of the EcoFarm Conference, Wednesday, January 20. This all-day...

Organic Elders and the Next Generation: Planning for Succession

Pre-Conference 9:00am – 5:00pm Many farmers will retire in the next 10 years and are struggling with the questions: "How can I retire and how will I...

Organic Agriculture Research Symposium

The Organic Farming Research Foundation is pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend the Organic Agriculture Research...

‘Seed to Eaters’ Symposium, Jan 25, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Seed is the foundation of a vibrant and enduring food system. It determines our personal health, the health of our land, the flavors and nutrition of...
Presenter(s):
Rowen White, Matthew Dillon, Eric George, Adam Wagner, Fred Hempel, Charlie Brummer, Jesse Cool
Track:
Activists, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Educators & Researchers, Merchants, Handlers, & Distributors, Seasoned Farmers & Ranchers, Soil & Water, Social Justice Advocacy & Cultural Diversity

Producing Value-Added Foods Safely, Legally, and Successfully 8:30am – 4:30pm

In this one-day intensive workshop, you’ll learn how to produce value-added foods from your farm’s crops and animals. You will hear organic farmers...
Presenter(s):
Magali Brecke, Trini Campbell, Danielle Shaeffer, Shermain Hardesty, Erin DiCaprio, Kathryn Lukas, Merrilee Olson

Bus Tour 2017: Organic Farming in the Salinas Valley, Jan 25, 8am

EcoFarm Bus Tour 2017 promises a diverse and informative farm tour on the first day of the EcoFarm Conference, Wednesday, January 25, 2017. This all-...

Regenerative Dry-Farming: Perspectives and Practices for Regenerative Agriculture in Dry Lands, Jan 25, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Mounting scientific evidence indicates great potential for regenerative agriculture to mitigate and even reverse climate change within our lifetime...
Presenter(s):
Steve Gliessman, John de Rosier, Andrew Langford, Hezekiah Allen, Jack McAndrew, Mai Nguyen, Mark Lipson, Margaret Reeves, Tim LaSalle

Entrepreneurial Two-Day Intensive: Sustainable Business Skills for Sustainable Agriculture, Jan 24 & 25, 9:00am-5:00pm

The sun, soil, and, glory called you to the farmer’s vocation; a well-organized desk might just keep you there. Join the Farmers Guild along with...

Bus Tour 2018 Kicks Off EcoFarm Conference: Organic Farming On and Near the Hollister Plain; Jan 24, 8am-5pm

The 2018 EcoFarm Bus Tour promises a diverse and informative all-day field trip, visiting four organic farms. The Hollister plain and surrounding...

Carbon+Soil=Solutions! Regenerative Agriculture Intensive at Asilomar; Jan 24, 8:30am-5:30pm

Our second full day intensive is an opportunity for the EcoFarm community to engage in dialogue with movement leaders and with each other about the...
Presenter(s):
Gabe Brown, Ray Archuleta, David Johnson, Calla Rose Ostrander, Connor Stedman, Finian Makepeace
Track:
Regenerative Agriculture

Organic Orchard Intensive: Pome and Stone Fruit Topics; Jan 24, 8:30am-5pm

Raising delicious organic fruit requires passion, dedication and patience. It is gratifying to see customers enjoying the flavors and yet very...
Presenter(s):
Bill Denevan, Terence Welch, John Valenzuela, Todd Kennedy, Michael Kusiak

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training; Jan 24, 8am-5pm

Fruit growers and vegetable farmers – as well as other people who are interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act...
Presenter(s):
Kaley Grimland de Mendoza, Kali Feireisel, Dave Runsten

Taller de Inocuidad Alimentaria (Higiene de Alimentos/Food Safety) Aprobado por PSA en Español

Prepárese para la Ley de Modernización de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos (FSMA). ¿Ha enviado su granja un supervisor para que asista al taller...
Track:
En Español, Certifications, Organics, & Regulations

PSA-Approved Food Safety Workshop for Produce Growers

Get ready for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)! Has your produce farm sent a supervisor to attend the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)-approved...
Track:
Certifications, Organics, & Regulations

EcoFarm Bus Tour - Organic Farming In The Pajaro Valley

Bus Tour 2019 Kicks Off EcoFarm Conference This all-day field trip will visit 4 organic and biodynamic farms in and near the Pajaro Valley. The...
Track:
Farmer to Farmer

Advancing Equity in Ecological Farming

Join us for a creative exploration of how we can collectively move towards greater justice, equity, and liberation in our food and agriculture system...
Presenter(s):
Dani Dhanoa, Denisa Livingston, Kellee Matsushita, Joy Moore, Nancy Vail, Karen Washington
Track:
Activism, Policy, Community, Equity, Food Justice & Sovereignty, Social Justice Advocacy & Cultural Diversity

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