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This year's conference menu is inspired by cuisine that spans the globe - integrating some very traditional foods in honor of our conference theme, Cultivating Diversity. Each meal is designed by Asilomar’s new executive chef Greg Lepesh, in partnership with EcoFarm's food procurement coordinator Codi Hale, and made up almost entirely of organic ingredients donated by our community of sponsors, donors, and growers. Join us! Meal tickets may be be purchased at onsite registration at Surf & Sand, Asilomar Conference Grounds, if they have not yet sold out. Wednesday...Read more
Selected EcoFarm workshops have been approved for Continuing Education credits (CEUs) for Pest Control Advisors and Crop Advisors. Check out the listing of eligible workshops! To receive your credit, make sure to check in with the workshop moderator before and after the session to fill out the necessary paperwork. A master list detailing credit types and amount of credit units per workshop will be available at Registration in Surf & Sand. Workshops approved for
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Department for Pesticide Regulations (DPR) Thursday, Session A...Read more
EcoFarm has heard from folks questioning the legitamacy of Driscoll's sponsorship of the EcoFarm Conference. We hope this addresses some of the questions people may have about Driscoll's sponsorship of the EcoFarm Conference. Driscoll’s has been a major financial supporter of the EcoFarm Conference for many years, helping to make the important annual gathering a reality. Neither Driscoll’s nor any other corporate sponsor sways or manipulates the agenda of the EcoFarm Conference. EcoFarm has never allowed a sponsor to adversely affect the agenda. In fact, EcoFarm has...Read more
The 37th annual EcoFarm Conference promises an amazing line up of 140+ speakers from a diverse spectrum of ecological food and farming. Check out the speaker affiliated organizations to be represented in the full conference schedule and register ! Abundant Harvest Organics Abundant Table Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of California Berkeley Food Institute Bi-Rite Market Bitty Foods BluDog Consulting Bourque Communications CalCAN California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) California FarmLink California Food...Read more
What is the picture of ecological farming today? Where did we begin and where are we headed? Hear from some of our pioneers in sustainable agriculture, the founders of the EcoFarm Conference!Read more
EcoFarm Pre-Conference Intensives - Don't miss out! Entrepreneurial Two-Day Intensive: Sustainable Business Skills for Sustainable Agriculture Join the Farmers Guild along with educators and local farm experts for a two-day series of workshops to prepare new and aspiring entrepreneurs aiming to make an honest living growing our food. Tues & Wed, 1/24/17 & 1/25/17 Bus Tour 2017 Kicks Off EcoFarm Conference: Organic Farming in the Salinas Valley This all-day field trip will visit 3 organic farms and a composting project in the Salinas Valley. Wed, 1/25/17...Read more
Come One, Come All, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ecofarm Seed Swap & Exchange , one of the most beloved and popular events of the EcoFarm Conference on January 26, 2017, 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Hosted by the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, this evening beckons you to immerse yourself in the magical, mystical world of seeds. Join in the ages-old tradition of harvesting the bounty of seeds, and bring those you’ve saved yourself to share in a frenzy of excitement and delight. You’ll no doubt take home some other treasures offered by dozens of fellow farmers...Read more
There are still a few openings in the Exhibitor Marketplace where you can showcase your business or organization at the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference. Connect with over 1,800 attendees and 60+ exhibitors working to support organic and ecological farmers. Mingle, shop, and learn about the latest products and services in the agricultural industry. The Exhibitor Marketplace also features the annual Artisanal Beer & Cheese Tasting , and Book Signings by writers Paul Stamets , Kate Frey , Robert Kourik , and Jerome Osentowski in addition to other luminary authors...Read more
There is still time to send a scholar to the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference , 'Cultivating Diversity", with your year-end donation to the EcoFarm Scholarship Fund! Farmer Mai, a 2016 EcoFarm Scholarship recipient, found the EcoFarm Conference a valuable way for farmers to come together and achieve their common goals. Mai specializes in growing heirloom grains and ethnic crops using organic, drought-tolerant, and soil-enriching methods in Lake County, California. Her transformative work includes providing disaster relief for a refugee camp in Thailand, operating one of...Read more
You can now register online for the 37th annual EcoFarm Conference! Register by Dec 4th and save. Explore the conference schedule The 37th EcoFarm Conference will engage you in some of the most cutting edge topics. Featuring nearly 70 workshops, 4 pre-conference events, an exhibitor marketplace, annual seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and delicious organic meals, EcoFarm will inspire and frame our shared mission to grow and shape a healthy, safe, and just food and farming system. EcoFarm...where producers, retailers, distributors, and...Read more