ACORN Conference Program

All Workshops

Building Bridges - Creating New Relationships in Agriculture

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Click here to see the list of speakers we have confirmed so far! See below for more information on each workshop stream we'll be offering this year. Here is a link to the At-a-Glance Program first version, this will be updated regularly as more details get confirmed.

Our conference schedule is still in development and is subject to changes. Stay tuned, we'll be updating these pages regularly!

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Beginner Farming School

Monday, November 26,    

In response to your comments, we are having more specialized streams and one specific stream for new farmers. This is stream will be hosted by Brent Preston, writer of The New Farm, and his partner Gillian Flies. We are also happy to have Allison Grant, an organic certification inspector and farmer.

This stream is suited for new entry farmers, more information to come!

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Food & Farm

Monday, November 26,    

This stream is as diversified as the title says. Expect to explore the potential of value-added products, and see the value of developing your brand with your organic certification.

More information to come!

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Grazing & Pasture Management School

Monday, November 26,    

We are happy to have Sarah Flack facilitate 4 sessions. Each session will reveal the various aspect of grazing. Sarah Flack will also be hosting a grazing school prior to the conference during the field tours.

More information to come!

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Intensive Vegetable School

Monday, November 26,    

We listened to your comments and are working hard to deliver to you an intensive vegetable school. We cannot wait to have all the details confirm so that we can reveal to you who will be your mentor for this stream. Stay tuned for the reveal!

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Organic Agronomy School

Tuesday, November 27,    

Management as an organic producer has great value. Management of the weeds, the nutrients or the quality of your product. The entire cycle of organic production demands good management, join the Martens's that will share their valuable experience.

More information to come!

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The Business of Farming

Tuesday, November 27,    

You produce, you sell and you consume you are a business.

The various guest on this stream will show you models, data and best practices that any business should consider. We look forward to presenting a community panel that will show you great partnerships with farmers in communities.

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Gear Head Sessions

Tuesday, November 27,    

We have many Farmer to Farmer sessions, we cannot wait for all the discussion that will come out of them.

More information to come!

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Intensive Livestock School

Tuesday, November 27,    

We are happy to have Joel Salatin facilitate a day of workshops we will be posting more information soon.

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Soil Sessions

Wednesday, November 28,    

More information to come on the 3 workshops given under this stream and one Farmer to Farmer session

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Seeds & Flowers

Wednesday, November 28,    

More information to come on this stream!

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Farming in a changing climate

Wednesday, November 28,    

More information to come, contact Brittany Maguire if you have any questions.

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Farm Management

Wednesday, November 28,    

More information to come

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Program at a Glance