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Eco-Ag Conference

We’ve put together a fabulous program with amazing speakers for the 2019 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show and we can’t wait for you to join us! Our conference has two parts: All-day advanced learning seminars Eco-Ag U and the Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show.

Eco-Ag U gives attendees an in-depth looks at specific farming tactics in an all-day workshop setting.

The Eco-Ag Conference features over 30 shorter sessions and keynotes to choose from on topics such as soil health, animal agriculture, human health plant nutrition and more. The conference also offers social mixers, panels and access to our amazing trade show.

Schedule subject to change.

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Speakers

Eco-Ag speakers are leaders and practitioners in the world of eco-farming and sustainable agriculture. Click on their photo for their information.

Films

Each year we we screen two new movies at the conference that highlight the issues, challenges, and successes of ecological farming.


Modified | A food lover’s journey into GMOs

Wednesday 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. | Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

In the award-winning documentary Modified, filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.

Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is anchored around the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film’s production. Their intimate mother-daughter quest for answers, fuelled by a shared love of food, reveals the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls our food policies, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. A visual celebration of food and family legacy, the film has been praised by world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin as “a very personal, tender, touching tribute and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”. An official selection at over 60 international film festivals. Winner of 14 awards, including 4 Audience Favorite Awards, and the 2019 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media award for best documentary.

Farmer’s Footprint

Wednesday 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Brought to you by Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show keynoter, Dr. Zach Bush, this film features the trials, learnings and victories of the four generation Breitkreutz family from Stoney Creek Farm transitioning from conventional farming to regenerative agriculture in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Using conventional methods they saw their soils degrade and their input costs rise every year. Transitioning to regenerative practices has helped their row-cropping operation and significantly reduced the input cost for their cattle. This film tells the story of how they did it.

“We need to be in the dirt together. We need to look to mother earth as our template.” – ZACH BUSH MD

Consulting Halls

In between sessions, selected instructors will meet in a small-group Q&A for an hour on the topic at hand. This is your chance to get expert insight on the questions facing your operation. These sessions will run throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday.


Round Tables

We’ll have opportunities for you to engage with your fellow attendees in a small group setting with facilitated discussions on a variety of topics important to the eco-farming community. These sessions will run throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday.
Schedule coming soon!

Book Signings

In between classes and the trade show, get your favorite books signed by the author, and even talk to them about the book in person. Marty Travis, Mark Shepard, Dr. Dettloff, Doug Fine, David Montgomery, Dr. Nasha Winters and Carey Gillam are all graciously making time to sign books and meet their readers!
Schedule coming soon!

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Sponsors

Sponsorships provide an opportunity for companies and organizations to showcase their brand and support the Eco-Ag community. Sponsorships help bring Acres U.S.A.’s valuable content to a passionate audience. If you would like to become a sponsor of Eco-Ag 2019 email events@acresusa.com or call 800-355-5313.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Midwest BioSystems

Midwest BioSystems

Midwest Bio-Systems has developed the most efficient process and equipment for composting organic waste into a material that can have a positive impact on soil fertility. Our composting equipment is designed and built by composting professionals looking toward the future. Booth #49
28933 35 E St. | Tampico, IL 61283 | 815.438.7200 |

TPS Lab

TPS Lab

TPS Lab has helped growers around the world reduce input costs and increase yields. By using time-proven testing solutions, we can show you how to rebuild your soil, maximize your inputs and achieve the yields you’ve been aiming for. Booth #13
4915 W. Monte Cristo Rd. | Edinburg, TX 78541 | 956.383.0739 |

Great Western Sales/Organic Gem

Great Western Sales/Organic Gem

Organic Gem – Totally enzymatic digestion, FDA inspected facility, stabilized with food-grade phosphoric acid. No clogging, multiple screenings to 150 microns, quality control is unsurpassed, most bio-active premium fish fertilizer available. Use with confidence on all crops. Booth #69
P.O. Box 25955 | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 | 877.323.3003 |

Nature Safe Fertilzers

Nature Safe Fertilzers

Nature Safe Fertilizers are made from all-natural ingredients that are derived from USDA approved sources that contain no waste by-products. These ingredients increase soil microbes that aid in plant rooting, stress tolerance, and disease management. Booth #67
251 O’Connor Ridge, Ste. 300 | Irving, TX 75038 | 800.743.7413 |

Pacific Gro

Pacific Gro

Pacific Gro produces a liquid organic fertilizer from salmon, shrimp and crab in Washington state. This Seafood for the Soil provides plant available calcium and many marine nutrients, as well as fish oil. It’s an excellent food for soil biology and helps establish a beneficial fungal balance. Pacific Gro is also used as a foliar fertilizer and is often used in tank mixes throughout the season. Screened to 150 mesh for all fertigation, drip and foliar applications. Booth #76
PO Box 3306 | Bellevue WA 98009 | 503.867.4849 |

The Andersons, Inc.

The Andersons, Inc.

The Andersons offer a robust organic portfolio including nutrients, grain marketing and transition consulting. Whether your operation is organic certified, in transition, or if you are considering transitioning, we can create a program that fits your needs. Booth #73
1947 Briarfield Blvd. | Maumee, OH 43537 | 419.893.5050 |

Farm Power Implements

Farm Power Implements is the premium distributor for Einbock tillage equipment throughout the USA. Our commitment is to creating successful long-term partnerships with out customers. Our teams sole focus is on your success. #forwardthinking Booth #100
14213 Washington St. | Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815.308.5740 |

AEA

AEA

The leading source for crop programs and tools for large scale regenerative agriculture that is profitable and effective. We offer products, diagnostic tools, and consulting to growers committed to improving their soil. Booth #117
4551 Parks West Road | Middlefield, OH 44062 | 800.495.6603 |

Agri-Dynamics

Agri-Dynamics

Agri-Dynamics has been a leader in the sustainable agriculture arena for over forty years. Our current product line includes livestock remedies, free-choice minerals for grazing livestock and liquid nutritional products for all crops. Booth #48
6574 S Delaware Dr | Martins Creek, PA 18063 | 610.250.9280 |

Soil Works LLC

Soil Works LLC

Our goal is to provide you with the education, products and services to help you achieve the healthiest soils and crops possible. Our integrative approach to preventative agriculture gives you control of your operation. Booth #47
PO Box 119 | 4200 W 8th St | Yankton, SD 57078 | 605.260.0784 |

Bay Shore Sales

Bay Shore Sales

Bay Shore Sales offers many options that are aimed for transitional and organic farming. We have Hatzenbichler tillage equipment, organic, untreated non-GMO crop inputs, along with contracting of production with Everbest Organics. As organic farmers and processors of the dry bean and food grade soybeans, we can relate and help the farmer grow. Booth #27
4890 Bay Park Rd | ​Unionville, MI 48767 | 989.674.8429 |

Logan Labs

Logan Labs

Logan Labs is located in Lakeview, Ohio, and provides soil analysis, irrigation water analysis, and plant tissue analysis. We pride ourselves in quick turnaround time and analytical accuracy. Booth #44
620 N Main St. | Lakeview, OH 43331 | 937.842.6100 |

Regenerative Agriculture Alliance

Regenerative Agriculture Alliance

The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance (RAA) is focused on building a regenerative products supply chain to accelerate the flow of regenerative verified products from land to market within targeted sectors that promise the greatest system-change potential and largest ripple economic, social and ecological impact. Booth #126
Northfield, Minnesota |

Organic Consumers Association

Organic Consumers Association

The Organic Consumer’s Association educates consumers on organic production and marketing practices, and holds accountable the businesses and corporations that profit from organic production.
6771 South Silver Hill Dr. | ​Finland, MN 55603 | 218.226.4164 |

Midwestern BioAg

Midwestern BioAg

Midwestern BioAg helps organic and conventional growers improve the quality and quantity of food and forage. With carbon-based fertilizers and soil treatments, we engage soil microbes to build soil health and optimize plant quality and resilience. Booth #85
918 Deming Way | ​Madison, WI 53717 | 800.327.6012 |

F.W. Cobs

F.W. Cobs

F.W. Cobs purchases Certified Organic Grains for delivery or FOB Farm. Midwest elevator locations include Stewart, MN, Saint Ansgar, IA, and Council Bluffs, IA. Booth #36
720 Hall Street | Stewart, MN., 55385 | 888.531.4888 |

Simple Soil Solutions, LLC

Simple Soil Solutions, LLC

Vail Dixon is a regenerative famer, holistic grazing and soil rejuvenation specialist. Our Grazing Power and Grow Your Soil workshops, online trainings, and mentorship programs allow you to learn and implement on your own farm, with the support of an experience mentor, and community of like-minded practitioners. Booth #29
2370 Buffalo Station Dr | Gladstone, VA 24533 | 434.547.3198 |

Neptune’s Harvest

Neptune’s Harvest Fertilizer, 28 Kondelin Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930, 800-259-4769, ann@neptunesharvest.com, www.neptunesharvest.com. Cold processed Hydrolized Fish, Seaweed, Crab Shell and Blends from the North Atlantic Ocean. Also offering Humates, Calcium, Biological products, insect and animal repellents and more. Free samples will be available at our booth. Stop by for show specials. Booth #87
28 Kondelin Rd | Gloucester, MA 01930 | 800.259.4769 |

Brandt

Brandt

Leading supplier of sustainable solutions for over 30 years. 80+ OMRI listed products including biopesticides, adjuvants and nutrition. For information visit www.brandt.co or download the BRANDT Product Finder App today. Booth #64
2935 South Koke Mill Rd | Springfield, Illinois 62711 | 217.547.5800 |

Blue River Organic Seed

Blue River Organic Seed

We offer certified organic and non-GMO varieties of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, sorghums (BMR), red clover, and sunflowers. Our in-house research and development ensures varieties that thrive in organic systems – helping organic farmers stay true to their principles without sacrificing performance! Booth #99
2326 230th St | Ames, IA 50014 | 800.370.7979 |

Everbest Organics, Inc.

Everbest Organics, Inc.

Everbest Organics receives and processes 11 different Organic Dry Bean and Soybean varieties in excess of 17,000 tons annually from growers in more than 15 continental states. Booth #15
136 E. Munger Rd | Munger, MI 48747 | 989.659.2599 |

Ozark Organics LLC

Ozark Organics is an organic feed mill. We buy organic corn and organic beans. Booth #105
417.345.4300

Tainio Biologicals, Inc.

Tainio Biologicals, Inc.

For over 30 years, Tainio Biologicals, Inc. has been a pioneer in sustainable, biological agriculture. With solutions for farmers, gardeners, and product formulators alike, Tainio’s agricultural inoculants help restore balance to microbial populations in the soil for high-yield, nutritionally-balanced crops. Booth #29
PO Box 19185 | Spokane, WA 99219 | 509.747.5471 |

Back Forty Creative

Back Forty Creative

Back Forty Creative is a visual communications agency dedicated to providing responsible and strategic branding, print design, packaging design, website design and development, and social media services for sustainable brands and businesses. Booth #97
1099 Milwaukee St., Suite 120 | St. Louis, MO 63122 | 314.394.0925 |

NOFA Mass

NOFA Mass

The NOFA winter conference digs deep into the knowledge and experience of the amazing community of NOFA farmers, gardeners, foodies and health practitioners with three all-day intensives, 60+ workshops and 70 experienced and knowledgeable exhibitors. This year’s Winter Conference unifies our community with connection and camaraderie, carrying on the tradition of sharing experience, enthusiasm and passion for good food, good soil and good health.
411 Sheldon Road | Barre, MA 01005 | 978.355.2853 |

The Ecological Farming Association

The Ecological Farming Association

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the 40th EcoFarm Conference – January 22 – 25, 2020 in Pacific Grove, California. 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, live entertainment, organic culinary fare, and a seed exchange.
2901 Park Avenue, Suite D-2 | Soquel, CA 95073 | 831.763.2111 |

Full-Service Marketing Support Available

If you need creative support with trade show graphics, handouts or displays, we have a world-class design team that can build you custom solutions to use at our trade show, and others in the future. Contact Account Manager Cameron Ehrlich at cehrlich@acresusa.com, or call 1-970-392-4433, to learn more about how we can help your business stand out.

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