Accelerating knowledge. Facilitating leadership. Equipping for action.
AgEmerge is more than a conference. It offers a unique opportunity to hear from multiple perspectives and see how thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and forward-thinking growers, like you, are tackling some of the most challenging problems in agriculture. It’s an immersive experience with new technology highlights and big picture discussions on emerging trends in soil, plant, and animal health. With ample opportunity to trade ideas amongst some of the best minds in agriculture today, AgEmerge is the event that you’ll be talking about long after it’s over!
“The annual Eco-Ag Conference sets the standard for innovation and learning in modern agriculture. The educational experience and trade show, now in its 44th year, unites farmers, ranchers and ag professionals from every facet of eco-farming to share their experience and expertise. Beginning and generational farmers running sustainable farms – as well as those in transition from conventional to organic – will walk away with useful, practical information that they can apply to their operations right away. Don’t miss the non-stop action:
– All-day Eco-Ag U workshops
– Learning sessions &
– Consulting halls
– Round table discussions
– Eco-Ag Trade Show
– Film Screenings
– Book store
– Book signings”
This Conference is being organized by the Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture Program in collaboration with Clemson Extension, the University of South Carolina and stakeholder organizations with support from USDA Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture (SARE) Program. The Conference objectives are to 1) Discuss new scientific discoveries that inform the latest recommendations to build health soil; 2) Hear from farmers who have implemented innovative approaches for building a resilient system; 3) Engage with farmers, Extension personnel and other ag professionals to address soil health challenges and opportunities; 4) Provide tools for teaching soil health for agriculture professionals who work with farmers.
During this conference soil health experts will provide an historical perspective on soil health in the U.S. and discuss critical components of soil health management including basic soil health principles, biology of regenerative soils, and new indicators of soil health. It will feature breakout sessions on specific soil health management practices for livestock, row crop and horticultural producers, and conclude with a facilitated discussion on the economics of soil health.
Day Two of the conference will offer special extended programming on “Tools for Teaching Soil Health”, for Extension agents and other agriculture professionals who work with farmers. Sessions will include a panel discussion with soil health experts on teaching soil health to farmers, overviews of various soil health testing methods and indicators, and hands-on demonstrations of on-farm activities that can be used for teaching soil health.
Municipal waste management is a rapidly growing issue. In 2015, the U.S. sent 39 million tons of food to landfills.
Composting this waste alone would have been the equivalent of removing carbon emissions from 10 million cars from the road.
As states and localities struggle with rising disposal costs, diverting yard trimmings and food waste to composting facilities offers an economic and environmentally-friendly solution. Learn about how we can do more with plant-based packaging and materials.
Join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 12:00pm EST as we connect with Agri-Pulse in hosting a free webinar for International Compost Awareness Week.
The convergence of ag technology and soil health principles and practices is causing a paradigm shift.
AgEmerge will help you make sense of it all.
AgEmerge is much more than a conference; it’s a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with emerging thought leaders and entrepreneurs about how they are solving some of the most significant challenges in agriculture. You will leave energized, informed, and connected with topics that matter the most to you.
AgEmerge is the event you’ll be talking about long after it’s over!
The 2018 Summit will bring together leaders from state, tribal, and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place around the world, and inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments—in support of the Paris Agreement.