Seed Events

MOSES Organic Farming Conference 2/22-2/24/2018 in La Crosse, WI

The cornerstone of this foundation is the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the country’s largest conference on organic and sustainable farming. The MOSES Conference draws 3,000+ people each February to La Crosse, Wis. for more than 60 workshops, inspiring speakers, a two-floor Exhibit Hall, and organically grown food.

Organic Seed Growers Conference 2/14-2/17 in Corvallis, OR

The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest organic seed event in the U.S. You’ll hear the latest in cutting-edge research and policy advocacy, and trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas with other seedheads from around the world. The conference provides a full agenda of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events.

Midwest Soil Health Summit 2/14-2/15/2018 in Fergus Falls, MN

For two days, expert speakers deliver germane, sensible information on topics that, for many, not only educate but inspire. Soil health is the future, and thankfully SFA farmers are leading by example on their farms and in their communities.

Sustainable Farming Association Conference 2/10/2018 in St. Joseph, MN

A founding concept of SFA is that there is wisdom in the community, so YOU helped to determine and lead the 2018 sessions, which will include casual but focused networking conversations on topics that you choose. Using an online voting system, SFA members submit session topics and vote on their favorites; we create the 2018 schedule around those wishes.

Sustainable Food and Farm Conference 2/9 - 2/11 in Grass Valley, CA

The Sustainable Food & Farm Conference draws over 500 farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, and foodies to be inspired by internationally acclaimed keynote speakers and local experts in sustainable farming and ranching. The conference features hands-on learning through workshops and intensives, engaging speakers, and an expo hall featuring vendors, farmers, organizations, and the like!

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture 2/7-2/10/2018 in State College, PA

Our annual conference is PASA's signature event and our main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, this event brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually.

38th Annual EcoFarm Conference 1/21-1/27 in Pacific Grove, CA

Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove, CA As the oldest and largest ecological agricultural gathering in the West, EcoFarm offers more than 70 workshops featuring an array of educational and technical sessions for a variety of stakeholders in the food movement.

2017 Eco-Ag Conference 12/5-12/8/2017 in Columbus, OH

Now, in its 44th year, Acres U.S.A.’s Eco-Agriculture Conference & Trade Show will feature three days of expert educational sessions and workshops on sustainable and organic agriculture, a dynamic trade show, and many more opportunities to learn and engage with others passionate about ecological agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture Conference 11/3-11/5/2017 in Durham, NC

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is hosting the Sustainable Agriculture Conference, convening over 1,200 beginning and experienced farmers, agripreneurs, ag-tivists, health advocates and gardeners, consumers and homesteaders – and everyone in-between – for workshops, hands-on intensives, farm tours, demonstrations, good food, great conversations and community-building. The conference is a once-a-year opportunity to celebrate, champion and build a vibrant, sustainable food system that is

CA Small Farm Conference 10/29 & 10/30/2017 in Stockton, CA

For 30 years the California Small Farm Conference has been a unique opportunity for small-scale farmers to continue their educational efforts, network with industry leaders, and grow their businesses. For three days nearly 500 attendees join workshops, explore with field courses, network with colleagues, and enjoy a few social events. The Conference moves to a different host city each year to be as accessible as possible to farmers from all over the state and beyond.

National Heirloom Expo 9/5 – 9/7/2017 in Santa Rosa, CA

A celebration of pure food and sustainable living, the National Heirloom Expo has become the world’s largest annual heritage food event featuring the largest display of heirloom produce, fun and education activities for all ages, and engaging speakers and discussions. The expo also features more than 350 related and like-minded farmers and vendors including seed companies, tool companies, accessories, food, produce, garden products, and much more.

Organic Seed Intensive 8/10/2017 in Davis, CA

Join Organic Seed Alliance’s Jared Zystro and other experts in organic breeding and seed production to learn how to develop new varieties and produce commercial quality seed. This one day class will include instruction on planning for successful seed production, harvesting and cleaning seed, managing population size and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, and understanding on-farm breeding techniques.

Organic Stone Fruit Jubilee 6/24/2017 in Clovis, CA

EcoFarm’s fruit-filled evening features tasting and sales of 60+ varieties of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, and pluots direct from organic growers! Also enjoy fresh fruit pies, farm tours, presentations, Japanese Tea Ceremony, kids craft corner, live music, and local food vendors.

The Agroecology of Urban Farming 6/20-6/22/2017 in Berkeley, CA

After exploring the ways in which urban agriculture can aid in the enhancement of food security, biodiversity, energy conservation, job creation, community health and well-being, Ecology Center’s course explores in detail the agroecological basis (crop diversification, organic soil management, ecologically-based pest management, wateruse efficiency, etc) of a series of horticultural production systems adapted to city environments. The course is interactive and hands-on, integrating theory, pra

School Garden Teacher Training 6/19-6/23 or 6/26-6/30/2017 in Sonoma, CA

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s School Garden Teacher Training supports your school in creating and sustaining garden-based ecological literacy programs and helps you build a strong cohort of colleagues. Our residential training is for individuals or teams of teachers, garden educators, administrators and core parent volunteers.

3rd National Farm Viability Conference 5/22-5/24/2017 in Albany, NY

The National Farm Viability Conference is focused on strengthening farm sustainability, building stronger and more resilient local food systems and supporting the long term profitability of farming and agri-entrepreneurs from start-ups to generational businesses.