EcoFarm PreConference: January 17
A new event for 2023 before our Virtual Symposium! Our day-long gathering on Tuesday, January 17th will lead into the 43rd EcoFarm Conference at Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA.
12 organic leaders will give TED-style talks on the dysfunction surrounding the USDA Organic label and real solutions for the future of food.
To attend, select the in-person event or the Live Streaming option on the EcoFarm registration page:
What to expect
Twelve leading voices of the Organic movement will give short TED-style talks about their personal experiences. They will explore a failing food system and the solutions that the Real Organic Project brings. Special guest, Paul Hawken, will give the morning keynote exploring the connection between the Regeneration project and the Real Organic Project. We will end the day with Paul reflecting on the day's talks.
Be a part of the conversation
How do we outsmart a consolidated marketplace that is so hostile to small farms? As USDA Organic is being redefined by industry, the Real Organic Project is growing rapidly. With over 1,100 certified farms across the country, the Real Organic Project is offering farmers and eaters a way to find each other. Is it growing fast enough? What does it take to grow the movement we so desperately need? Let’s answer these questions together.
Michiana Regional Seed Swap: January 21
The fifth annual Michiana Regional Seed Swap is a resource for regional residents in Michiana and beyond to exchange and learn about seeds. Join fellow gardeners, growers and plant enthusiasts to gather and exchange seeds, compare and discuss varieties, attend educational sessions and more.
New this year: the swap will include a focus on native plants in addition to vegetable/garden crops!
Participants are not required to bring seeds to the event, but if you save seed, please bring them along!
Location: Goshen College Church-Chapel | 1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526
When: Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, with opportunities to buy seeds.
Registration: Not required. More information here.
2023 Virtual Small Grains & Forages Conference: February 1
Provided by Albert Lea Seed, this free virtual event will take place via Zoom.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2023. 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM CST
Get updates on the current small grains market, learn about Kernza production and marketing, no-till planting of small grains after soybeans, an overview of Viking and Blue River alfalfa and red clover options for 2023, management of sorghum x sudangrass and forage sorghum to suit your nutrition needs, and how to extend the grazing season and increase your grazing days.
A schedule and registration can be found at this link.