About the Conference

The 7th Annual Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference is moving online!

As we all face new and unprecedented challenges in the face of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that the need to connect, share ideas, and learn together is stronger than ever.  While these are challenging times, we are also presented with a rare opportunity to reimagine and rebuild a more ecological, healthy, and just agriculture and food system in Ontario.  We hope this will shine through as the focus of this year’s conference.

Because of health and safety guidelines, we have made the decision to move to a virtual event format.  While we are disappointed not to be gathering in person this year, we are looking forward to the opportunity to dig into a new model and the opportunities it brings.

The conference will run from November 30 to December 5.  Stay tuned for more details.


What participants have said about the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference:

“It’s pretty awesome to be able to meet with so many other organic farmers and exchange stories, ideas and to learn from each other’s successes and failures!”

“The EFAO Conference is an inspirational experience for farmers, and eye-opening for all those involved in the experience of those who have been at it longer.”

“Last year’s conference delivered on what it promised: an inspiring and educational ecological growers’ conference right here in Ontario.  I walked away with new ideas, new friends, and new perspectives on ecological agriculture. Can’t wait to be inspired again!”

“[I liked] the producer-focused, farmer-focused nature of the event as a whole and the exceptionally high quality of the presentations.”

“We are just starting out. It was a wonderful experience to be with folks who were so encouraging and supportive. How amazing to discover such a large community of people with shared values. We delighted in the experience, learned much, made great connections with new friends and mentors…and can hardly wait until next year’s conference!!”

“Thank you!! This was a fun, well organized event and we are grateful for all of the effort your team has put into making this possible.”

It was my first time at an EFAO conference and it will not be my last. It was truly rewarding.”

This conference was very uplifting. Took away so much. Loved seeing the passion everyone brought to agriculture.”

What you and your team should hang your hat on is the meals and food.  As a farmer and someone who has built my reputation on doing authentic events, EFAO and the team that put it together should be very proud of the food component for the conference.”