Our Farms, Our Future Conference: Crafting a Vision for Sustainable Agriculture

Modern agriculture faces daunting challenges that affect us all—meeting growing demand for food, fuel and fiber while improving the quality of rural life and conserving vital natural resources. Now more than ever it’s important to find sustainable solutions to these challenges. You can participate by joining us at Our Farms, Our Future: The Next 30 Years of Sustainable Agriculture, a once-in-a-decade conference for those interested in the future of our food system.

Held on April 3-5, 2018 in St. Louis, Our Farms, Our Future will include breakout sessions looking at the opportunities and challenges for sustaining our food and farming systems over the next 30 years. Attendees are expected to include a diverse mix of farmers, ranchers, educators, NGO leaders, agency staff and agribusiness representatives. Some highlights of the conference will include (visit ofof.sare.org for complete details):

  • Inspiring plenary remarks from national agriculture and food system leaders and innovative farmers and ranchers
  • Educational breakout sessions on a wide range of production, management and marketing topics, including soil health, profitable pigs and poultry, grazing systems with beef and dairy, small ruminants, fruit and vegetable production and marketing, urban agriculture and local food systems
  • Thought-provoking breakouts with presentations and discussion on such major issues as launching the next generation of farmers, water and climate issues, pollinators and biodiversity, and others
  • Poster sessions that feature SARE project findings by farmers and ranchers, graduate students, and other researchers
  • Engaging farm tours, films and other special activities

Hosted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT/ATTRA), the Our Farms, Our Future Conference will feature plenary and breakout sessions led by farmers, industry insiders, researchers, agency representatives and nonprofit leaders. On April 5, you can attend one of eight tours of sustainable agriculture farms and organizations in the St. Louis area.

Register now!

Register today to save your spot and receive early registration discounts. Early registration ends on February 22, 2018.

 

 

 

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