Registration opens October 1!

conference fun 2014Conference Registration opens October 1st!

Registration for EFAO’s 2nd Annual Conference Our Living Soils will open on Thursday, October 1st.  Join over 250 ecological growers and supporters from across Ontario (and beyond!) on December 3rd to 5th in London (at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel) for an incredible three days of tours, workshops, and celebration.  You will leave with new ideas, new friends, and new inspiration.

The list of presenters joining us is awe-inspiring, plentiful, and includes:

  • Ken Laing, Owner, Orchard Hill Farm (Keynote)
  • Heather Darby, Agronomic and Soils Specialist, University of Vermont Extension (Plenary)
  • Gary Zimmer, President, Midwestern Bio-Ag
  • John Slack, President and CEO, Boreal Agrominerals Inc.
  • Kathrine Stoeckli, DVM, Bio-Ag
  • Steve Bogash, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension
  • Kim Delaney, Owner, Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds
  • Laura Paine, Program Director, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Look for these workshops (and many more!) at this year’s conference:

  • Grass Finishing Beef Production and Marketing
  • High Tunnel Production of Tomatoes and Cucumbers
  • Low-Till and No-Till Strategies
  • Holistic Livestock Care
  • Heritage Grain Production and Marketing
  • Building a Successful Wholesale Relationship
  • Working with your Soil Geology and Minerals
  • Feeding the Organic Dairy Cow
  • Edible Bean Production and Marketing

Program to be released October 1, 2015.


There are many ways to be involved with this year’s conference:

Sponsor a New Farmer

Consider contributing to the Conference Bursary Fund.  Support the next generation of growers and pass on your passion for ecological agriculture! $175 provides a full conference pass for a new farmer (farming for five years or less.) Contact

Contribute to the Silent Auction

We’re running the Silent Auction again this year and looking for contributions (preserves? tools? mentorship? bumper crop of squash?)  Proceeds will go towards supporting EFAO’s educational programs and services!  Let us know if you have an item or service you would like to contribute:

Trade Show and Sponsorship opportunities available

Sponsoring the conference and exhibiting in the Trade Show are great ways to promote your business or organization to a targeted group of over 250 ecological farmers in Ontario.  Sign up early to reach as many people as you can!  Visit the sponsor page for more information or contact to reserve your spot.