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 ‘Healthy Soil, Healthy Region’ Workshop is a region-wide approach to bring together agricultural
professionals and producers from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho for a 3-day workshop to improve
awareness of existing, new, and evolving regional soil health practices and assessment methods. The
workshop will provide hands-on training on soil health practices, improve understanding of the practical
barriers producers face when implementing soil health practices, and increase familiarity with tools that
can be used by producers to make decisions related to soil health. We will also strive to get the various
groups working on soil health in the region on the same page regarding sampling protocols, method
selection, and the current state of the science.
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 43rd annual Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show will be in Louisville, KY from Dec 4 – 7, 2018. It is where farmers and consultants from every facet of eco-farming come together to share their experience and expertise with attendees.
Event website: https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference
The Conference includes Eco-Ag intensive, day-long workshops; seminars; 1-on-1 eco-consultant opportunities; round table discussions, trade show, and film screenings geared toward the beginning to advanced farmer. Keynote speakers include Joel Salatin.
Volunteer opportunities are available. Registration is now open https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference/registration-19
Workshop Agenda – This workshop offers 2 hrs Conservation Planner Certification CEU’s
Program: 6:00 – 8:00pm
* Update on the Conservation Innovation Grant Project
* Introduction to Soil Health in Grazing Systems
* Strategies to Improve Forage Utilization
* Forage Management to Improve Soil Nutrient Distribution
The program’s purpose is to improve pasture management on private lands so that pastures are more resilient to future environmental challenges.
The 2018 National Association of Conservation Districts Summer Forum and Tour held in conjunction with the Southeast Region Meeting will provide a forum for elected conservation officials, farmers, government staff, industry leaders and agribusiness professionals to learn about the region’s newest projects, programs and policies related to water quality and soil health. Also, national leaders will share issues and updates related to natural resource conservation. The event will allow attendees to exchange information, discuss opportunities for collaboration, learn about successful projects, and troubleshoot challenges. In an effort to connect our national audience with conservation products and services, we will also host an exhibition.