ACORN Conference Program

All Workshops

Innovative Farming: Newest Tech & Tools

Tuesday, November 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

Come to this session with the “top 5” tools and tech you cannot live without on your farm, and hear from others what gear makes their farm tick. Be ready to share ideas, learn from others in the room, and maybe even see some good video descriptions!

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  • TBA

Irrigation How –To: Knowing when and how to apply water

Tuesday, November 27, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   

This session will focus on irrigation scheduling geared towards producers. It will discuss basic soil and crop irrigation principles and some common ways to both measure irrigation water needs and to apply water to the crop.This is a Farmer-to-Farmer session on irrigation scheduling geared towards producers. It will discuss basic soil and crop irrigation principles and some common ways to both measure irrigation water needs and to apply water to the crop.

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Ecological Design for On Farm Water Security

Tuesday, November 27, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   

This presentation will begin by discussing the unique hydrologic cycle on PEI, including some natural drawbacks and benefits. Topics also discussed will include using surface water and groundwater on the farm, proper well construction and maintenance, erosion control/surface water management, and some new engineering methods to treat drainage effluent and sprayer rinsate.

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Certified Organic & Other Certifications as Part of Developing a Brand

Tuesday, November 27, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   

In this facilitated session, share ideas with other farmers about how to use other certifications and branding to promote products, build public trust, and commit to the basic pillars of organic production.

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  • TBA
Program at a Glance