Explore our schedule pages and find descriptions for another year of valuable workshops filled with technical information, inspiration, and creative new solutions for our business—the business of producing and processing food that follows ecological and socially-just standards for people and the planet.

Something For Everyone

For Seasoned Farmers

  • Advanced Irrigation Monitoring
  • Labor Laws that Affect Organic Farmers
  • Seeder Discussion Group
  • Organic Orchard Management & IPM

For Agriculture & Food Activists

  • The 2012 Farm Bill: Who Needs It?  You Do!
  • Think Federally, Act Locally: Farm Bill Organizing Strategies
  • Resisting & Co-Existing: Anti-GMO Strategies

For New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Hosted by Albert’s Organics

  • How to Read, Interpret, and Utilize a Soil Test
  • Alternative Financing for Small Farms
  • Farmer Training for Everyone
  • Low Tech, High Efficiency Marketing

For Educators & Researchers

  • Fixing School Food Alliance
  • Farm-based Education: Making On-Farm Education Work for Farmers
  • Climate-Friendly Farming

For Merchants & Handlers

  • A Trucker’s View of Organic Produce
  • Business Case for Responsible Packaging
  • Keeping Organic Relevent

For Seasoned Ranchers
Hosted by Tomkat Ranch Educational Foundation

  • Holistic Herd Health
  • Grazing Systems: From Set Stock to Mob Grazing, and Everything in Between
  • Human Health Benefits of Grassfed Livestock: Meat, Milk, and Eggs
  • Animal Angst: Humane Husbandry in Organic

For Mission Driven Marketing
Sponsored in part by a grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

  • Expanding Your Direct Marketing Values (Pre-Conference)
  • Access for All: Relief to Food Deserts
  • Multi-Farm CSAs and Collaborative Farming
  • Global CSA Movement
  • Food Hubs and Value-based Supply Chains
  • Build Your Own Small, Farm-based Cheese Business
  • Low-Tech, High-Efficiency Marketing
  • Farmer-Chef Relationships


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Ecological Farming Association

2901 Park Avenue, Suite D-2
Soquel, CA 95073

Evans & Johnson,
Event Manager

299 Cannery Row, Suite 16
Monterey, CA 93940
831-655-9924 p
831-655-1248 f


Asilomar Conference Grounds

Pacific Gardens Inn

Deer Haven Inn

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