Practical Farmers of Iowa 2020 Conference

Type: 
Conference
Community Event
Date: 
Thu, 01/16/2020 (All day) to Sat, 01/18/2020 (All day)
Region: 
Midwest

Reclaiming Resilience

“Winter is the time when we delude ourselves into thinking that the coming year will be one of clean fields, abundant moisture, bumper crops and few, if any, problems.”

This sentiment from Vic Madsen, who farms near Audubon, is common fiction we as farmers fabricate in the quiet, rejuvenating winter months. Farmers’ best laid plans are vulnerable to disruption each year: weather, pests and market volatility, to name just a few, can lead to crop and livestock losses and diminished returns.

Future Harvest 2020 Conference: Farming for Soil, Livelihood, and Community

Type: 
Conference
Community Event
Date: 
Thu, 01/16/2020 (All day) to Sat, 01/18/2020 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

Join us at the region's premier farm and food gathering -- an extra special three days of how-to, peer-to-peer workshops; delicious farm fresh meals; expert speakers; and lots of learning and networking!

Look who's coming! Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land; Elaine Ingham of Soil Foodweb, Inc; Bryan O'Hara of Tobacco Road Farm; and Dave Dowling of Ednie Flower Bulb!

Learn during a full day of how-to, in-depth farming and food pre-conference intensives; 42 sessions and 7 tracks!

International Biodynamic Advisory Meeting & Training

Type: 
Conference
Community Event
Date: 
Sun, 02/09/2020 (All day) to Mon, 02/10/2020 (All day)
Region: 
International - outside North America

Our next meeting will take place as usual after the Agriculture Conference 2020 on Sunday, 9th February and on Monday 10th February. We will organize a training day on the Demeter International Production Standards with specialists from Demeter International and with experts from our advisory group. 

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Midwinter Agriculture Intensive

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Date: 
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:00 to Mon, 01/20/2020 - 14:00
Region: 
East Coast
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With Mac Mead, Megan Durney, and Special Guest Faculty

2020 Theme: The Four Elements and the Farm Individuality

Using Rudolf Steiner’s agriculture course as a foundation, we will delve into the qualities and mysteries of earth, air, fire, and water: how they guide the processes of life, and how they work creatively on the farm, helping to build and hold the biodynamic farm individuality.

We will work in large and small groups, through art, movement, observation exercises, and hands-on activities.

EcoFarm Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Wed, 01/22/2020 (All day) to Sat, 01/25/2020 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 40th annual EcoFarm Conference January 22 - 25, 2020 in Pacific Grove, CA. Building upon its farmer-to-farmer education model, EcoFarm is an essential networking and educational hub for ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who work to support their success in growing a healthy food system and world. EcoFarm is the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West, featuring 70+ workshops, intensives, keynotes, farm tours, an exhibitor marketplace, tastings, seed swaps, mentorships, and organic culinary fare.

Wise Traditions Conference

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
Fri, 11/15/2019 (All day) to Sun, 11/17/2019 (All day)
Region: 
Southwest

A CONFERENCE THAT NOURISHES YOU IN EVERY WAY

Enjoy Nutritious Food • Learn Healing Wisdom • Meet Friends • Be Inspired

ANCESTRAL WISDOM MEETS MODERN SCIENCE

WHY ATTEND?

  • Do you want to get reenergized?
  • Are you confused about what foods are healthy?
  • Do you have any health concerns?
  • Do you feel alone in your efforts to eat well?
  • Do you want to learn tools for keeping people healthy naturally?
  • Do you want to eat delicious, traditional meals?​

NOVEMBER 15–17, 2019 | NORTH OF DALLAS, TEXAS

2019 Biodynamic Conference

Type: 
Conference
Community Event
BDA Sponsored
Date: 
Wed, 11/20/2019 (All day) to Sun, 11/24/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

Join us for a deep and diverse exploration of how farmers, gardeners, and land stewards can cultivate relationships within the interconnected realms of earth, cosmos, and community.

What are practical and grounded ways we can work with the land and develop co-creative partnerships with our soils, plants, and animals?