CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, February 1

PRE-CONFERENCE BUS TOUR: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Organic Farming on the Central Coast (SOLD OUT!)

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: 9:00am – 6:30pm

CCOF 2012 Annual Meeting & Conference (SOLD OUT!)

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Expanding Your Direct Marketing Values

OPENING PLENARY SESSION: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Empowering Farmers for Action

Thursday, February 2

SESSION A: 8:30am - 10:00am

Advanced Irrigation Monitoring Technologies

Farming Public Land – A Viable Option?

How to Read, Interpret and Utilize a Soil Test

Holistic Herd Health

Immigration Is Always An Issue!

Multi-Farm CSAs and Collaborative Farming

National Organic Regulations Update

Why is Pollinator Recovery Important?

SESSION B: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Alternative Financing for Small Farms

Farm-Based Education: Making It Work for Farmers

Organic Winemaking

Global CSA Movement

Access for All:  Bringing Relief to Food Deserts

Grazing Systems: From Set Stock to Mob Grazing, and Everything in Between

Concentration in the Seed Industry and What it Means for You!

On Farm Habitat Diversity for Bees and Beneficials

Soil Testing Methodologies: Which Is Best For You?

Organic Producers Advisory Committee Meeting

Seed Stakeholders Meeting, Organic Seed Alliance

PLENARY SESSION: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Organic Agriculture as a Strategic Tool for Global Change

Session C: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Conservation on Your Farm: Cover Crops, Compost, & Pollinators

Food Hubs and Values-Based Supply Chains

Farmer Training Programs: Incubators, Mentorships & More

Local Meat Processing for Local Meals

Profiting Out of Clean Air: Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Labor Laws that Affect Organic Farmers

Extend the Harvest with Fermentation!

Resisting and Co-Existing: Anti-GMO Strategies

See Jane Grow: How Women Are Transforming Agriculture

Friday, Feburary 3

Plenary Session: 8:15am - 10:00am

Beginning with a few words of commemoration...
Join us as we remember those in the ecological agriculture movement who have passed away this year.

Successful Organic Farmers

Bob Cannard
Green String Farm, Petaluma, CA

Christopher LaRose, Jessica Spain, Noël Vietor, Shirley Ward
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA 

Shinji Hashimoto
Hashimoto Farm, Ichijima Tanba City, Japan

Session D: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Keeping Organic Relevant 

Build Your Own Small, Farm-Based, Cheese Business

Ecological Pond Design and Management

Organic Muckrakers: Holding the Organic Industry Accountable

Fukushima, Fallout, & Farming

Pastured Poultry in Crop Systems

Crianza de Aves en Sistemas de Cultivo

Pest Animal Control Without Poisons 

Variety Trials as a Useful Tool for Organic Farmers

Trucker’s View of Organic Produce 

Session E: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The Business Case for Responsible Packaging

Small Farm Financial Management

Food Safety for Small/Mid-Size Farmers

Climate-Friendly Farming

Wise Words from Well-Seasoned Farmers

Human Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Livestock: Meat, Milk & Eggs

The Magic of Organic Integrated Pest Management

La Magia del Manejo Integrado de Pestes Orgánico

The 2012 Farm Bill: Who Needs It? You Do!

Livestock Guardian Dogs

Session F: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Think Federally, Act Locally: Farm Bill Organizing Strategies

Bringing Grains Back Home

The Farmworkers’ Journey

El Trayecto del Trabajador del Campo

Fixing School Food

Organic Orchard Management & IPM

Low-Tech, High-Efficiency Marketing

Marketing de Baja Tecnología y Alta Eficiencia

Edible Eco-Gardens

Animal Angst: Humane Husbandry in Organic

[New at EcoFarm] Farmer Discussion Group on Seeding Techniques and Equipment

Saturday, Feburary 4

Session G: 8:30am - 10:00am

Farmer-Chef Relationships

Organic Herbicidal Products

Veganic Agriculture

Hippity Hop to the Wabbit Workshop

Preserving and Propagating Heirloom Fruit and Nut Trees

Urban Homestead Design Lab

Planting the Spirit

GMO Labeling Legislation

Plenary Session: 10:30am

Neighborly Voices



Additional EcoFarm Sponsors

Frog's Leap Winery

GreenLeaf

Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery

Heath & LeJeune

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Horizon Organic

Mary's Chickens

Modesto Milling

Nature's Path Foods

Organic Trade Association

Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative

Organically Grown Company

Small Planet Foods

Westbridge Agricultural Products

US Pure Water Corp

True Organic Products, Inc.

 

 

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