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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

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...

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...

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...

‘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

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