Tuesday December 3 6:00pm, Windows Ballroom
EFAO is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year! Join us as we mark this special occasion with delicious local food and drinks served reception style. We will screen EFAO Origins: Walking Each Other’s Farms, a short film celebrating EFAO’s beginnings and hear from keynote speaker, Katrina McQuail. The evening will finish with live music from local bluegrass trio The Buds.
Bar open and food service begins 6:00pm, Film and keynote 7:00pm, Live music 8:00pm
Lessons from the Back Forty: How Curiosity Built the EFAO and Brought Me Home
Weaving together her own personal narrative of growing up on, leaving, and returning to her family’s ecological farm with the origins of and growing movement of the EFAO; Katrina McQuail explores how curiosity, hope, and community continue to shape the regenerative agriculture movement.
Katrina McQuail owns and operates Meeting Place Organic Farm, with assistance from her partner Ben and support from other family members. They raise certified organic pastured pigs, grass-fed cattle and meat chickens. They farm with Suffolk-Punch draft horses, have a couple milk goats and an old apple orchard from which they make their apple butter. They also have a pet pig named Pickle. They are part of the Southwestern Ontario C.R.A.F.T farm network, committed to experiential and practical education for prospective farmers.
Note: Celebration and dinner are included in the Full Conference Pass or can be purchased separately here.