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Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 through Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


The Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show is a one-of-a-kind experience bringing strategies for ecological agriculture to commercial-scale sustainable and organic farmers from around the country and world. We bring in dozens of authorities to speak and share knowledge on all facets of eco-agriculture – including soils, crops, weed and insect control, and livestock management – and make connections between soil, human, and animal health. Through presentations, small-group consulting time, interaction with nearly 100 eco-suppliers, and the countless mini-conferences that happen naturally in the hallways and lobbies, you will acquire all the right tools for success to bring home to your farm.

This year's amazing line-up of speakers includes keynotes from Dr. Christine Jones, Dr. Vandana Shiva and Courtney White and sessions from John Kempf, Dr. Don Huber, Mark Shepard, Neal Kinsey, Gary Zimmer, Michael Phillips, Dr. Nasha Winters, Andre Leu, Jeff Moyer and many more! New faces to the Acres U.S.A. podium this year include Vail Dixon, Tim Reinbott, Wil Spencer, Thea O'Carroll and others.

And don't miss advanced learning opportunities at Eco-Ag University on Dec. 5-6 featuring 11 all-day workshops to choose from.

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Acre Usa / 800-355-5315 /



Indianapolis, IN 

Thursday, December 7, 2017 through Friday, December 8, 2017
See website.


This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn recent developments in how cover crops are being used by innovative farmers across the country and gain important insights on improving soil health from producers, conservation leaders, and scientists.

Whether you are contemplating cover crops for the first time, or you have years of experience and want to interact with soil health and cover crops innovators, this program will provide you with valuable information, networking, and learning opportunities.

The conference is intended for anyone interested in the practical use of cover crops and soil health improvement, including farmers; conservation agents; certified crop advisers (CCAs) and agribusiness staff; and university, nongovernmental organization (NGO), and agency representatives.

Headliners for the conference include:

Keith Berns, a nationally known Nebraska farmer on the topic of carbonomics
David Montgomery, a geologist and popular author on soils and erosion, whose latest book is titled Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
Dan DeSutter, a grain farmer from the central Corn Belt and a long-time no-tiller and cover crop user
Trey Hill, a grain farmer from the eastern Corn Belt and also a long-time no-tiller and cover crop user
Jimmy Emmons, a rancher and grain farmer from the Southern Plains, who grazes cover crops
Over 40 presenters, nearly half of them farmers with years of cover cropping experience, will be speaking in a variety of informative breakout sessions including: introduction to cover crops; advanced practices such as planting green and interseeding, grazing cover crops, managing herbicide resistant weeds with cover crops, use of cover crops in horticulture and organic operations; and latest approaches on measuring soil health, building soil organic matter, and understanding soil biology.

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel
31 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Jamie Nieman / 515-289-2331 /



Dayton, OH 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 through Saturday, February 17, 2018
9 a.m. Thursday- 5 p.m. Saturday


Save the date! The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 39th annual conference, A Taste for Change, will return to Dayton this winter! Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference features:
• Nearly 80 educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, homesteading, gardening, and business on Friday and Saturday;
• A three day trade show with 90+ businesses, organizations, and government agencies offering food, books, equipment, products, information, and services;
• In-depth, full day Food and Farm School courses on Thursday;
• Engaging nationally-recognized keynote speakers;
• Made-from-scratch, local, organic meals;
• Thursday and Friday evening networking and receptions;
• Kids' conference, child care, and more!

Registration opens this fall. Sign up to receive conference updates at www.oeffa.org/conference2018.

Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /



Columbus, OH 

Sunday, February 25, 2018
February 25 - February 27


The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is currently planning our upcoming Annual Meeting, "FROM DUST TO DIAMONDS: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future," which will take place on February 25-27 at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel. The excitement stems from the fact that This year's meeting is our 75th Celebration! So this meeting is going to be very special!

Columbus Renaissance Hotel
50 N 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Mindy Bankey / 614-784-1900 /



Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022

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