Spread the word: conference registration rates will increase on November 8, so be sure to register before then! You can also find the updated program packed with incredible sessions online.
Thursday Plenary: “Thinking Beyond the Farm: Decolonizing our relationship to land, food and people” by Paula Anderson
The farm as a concept was brought with settlers and newcomers to Turtle Island. Join Paula Anderson as she discusses the history of placing farming systems over top of vibrant and resilient food systems native to this place; food systems that the First Peoples of this land had cultivated and lived in relationship with for millennia. Sharing her own farming story and relationship to the land, Paula will explore questions around what he have to learn from the First People about how to live in relationship to the land, food and people. And how this can help us design more resilient agriculture and food systems and create food justice for all.
Friday Keynote: “An Organic Solution to a Broken Food System Only Works When We Stay Connected” by Jeff Moyer
The world around us is changing and organic farming is changing as well. Science is leading the way by introducing new technologies and data that support an expansion of organic practices. This makes it ever more important that we stay connected to each other, to our customers, and to policy makers that all impact our operations. Together we’ll explore the many opportunities we have to improve our farms and become better partners in the organic community.
Member Recognition Ceremony
Are there people in your life who have offered help, inspiration, friendship, or education who you think should be thanked or acknowledged? We want to hear about them! Find out how you can nominate an EFAO member here!
Travel and Lodging
Make sure to book your accommodations before November 8 to take advantage of the negotiated group rate and room block at the conference hotel. Bookings can be made directly with the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at 613-544-4434. Details about travel, carpooling and lodging is available on the conference website.
We hope to see you there for three days of education, inspiration, and celebration!