Program

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2022 Eco-Ag Conference Agenda

Every year, we set a new standard for innovative and practical learning in modern agriculture. Learn from top-notch speakers about tactics that build soil biology, balance chemistry, improve structure and integrate biodiversity like livestock, companion crops and cover crops. 

Schedule subject to change.

Times are in Eastern Time (ET)

Day 1 | Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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TUES. AT-A-GLANCE

REGISTRATION: OPENS AT 11 A.M.
BOOKSTORE: 11 A.M.-6 P.M.
SESSIONS: 1-5 P.M.

RECEPTION AT TRADE SHOW: 5-6:30 P.M.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 7:30 P.M.

Bookstore open
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Book Signing
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW REGISTRATION OPENS
RiverCenter Lobby, NKY Convention Center, 3rd Floor
Grand Ballroom C / Grand Ballroom D/E
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Eco-Ag Film Screening
Run Time: TBD
FILM SCREENING : Meeting Room 4 & 5
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY LEVEL SESSIONS
Grand Ballroom C and D/E
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY LEVEL SESSIONS
Grand Ballroom C and D/E
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
Welcome Reception on Trade Show Floor
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Event Center 1
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Day 2 | Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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WED. AT-A-GLANCE

REGISTRATION: 7 A.M.
BOOKSTORE: 8 A.M.-6 P.M.
SESSIONS: 9 A.M.-5:30 P.M.

TRADE SHOW: 8 A.M.-5 P.M.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 7:30 P.M

Bookstore open
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Book Signing
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Book Signing
4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Book Signing
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Trade Show Open
Breakfast and coffee available for purchase on trade show floor.
Event Center 1
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
TRACK: SOIL HEALTH
Grand Ballroom C
TRACK: ANIMAL AG
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM STRATEGIES
Grand Ballroom D/E
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join us on the trade show floor for complimentary coffee.
CONSULTANT HALL
Meeting Room 6
10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation
Event Center 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
TRACK: SOIL HEALTH
Grand Ballroom C
TRACK: ANIMAL AG
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM STRATEGIES
Grand Ballroom D/E
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us on the trade show floor for complimentary coffee.
11:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Presentation
Event Center 1
12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presentation
Event Center 1
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
TRACK: SOIL HEALTH
Grand Ballroom C
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
TRACK: ANIMAL AG
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM STRATEGIES
Grand Ballroom D/E
Be sure to stop by all the booths for special offers and drawings!
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CONSULTANT HALL
Meeting Room 6
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
2:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
TRACK: SOIL HEALTH
Grand Ballroom C
TRACK: ANIMAL AG
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM STRATEGIES
Grand Ballroom D/E
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join us on the trade show floor for complimentary coffee.
CONSULTANT HALL
Meeting Room 6
3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Presentation
Event Center 1
4:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation
Event Center 1
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
TRACK: SOIL HEALTH
Grand Ballroom C
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
TRACK: ANIMAL AG
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM STRATEGIES
Grand Ballroom D/E
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING : Meeting Room 4 & 5
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Day 3 | Thursday, December 8, 2022

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THURS. AT-A-GLANCE

REGISTRATION: 7 A.M.
BOOKSTORE: 8 A.M.-6 P.M.
SESSIONS: 9 A.M.-5:15 P.M.

TRADE SHOW: 8 A.M.-3 P.M.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 5 P.M.

Bookstore open
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Book Signing
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Book Signing
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Book Signing
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Book Signing
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Trade Show Open
Breakfast and coffee available for purchase on trade show floor.
Event Center 1
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
TRACK: CROP PROTECTION
Grand Ballroom C
TRACK: HUMAN HEALTH
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM BUSINESS
Grand Ballroom D/E
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join us on the trade show floor for complimentary coffee.
CONSULTANT HALL
Meeting Room 6
10:35 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Presentation
Event Center 1
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
TRACK: CROP PROTECTION
Grand Ballroom C
TRACK: HUMAN HEALTH
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM BUSINESS
Grand Ballroom D/E
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
CONSULTANT HALL
Meeting Room 6
12:05 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presentation
Event Center 1
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
TRACK: CROP PROTECTION
Grand Ballroom C
TRACK: HUMAN HEALTH
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM BUSINESS
Grand Ballroom D/E
Be sure to stop by all the booths for special offers and drawings!
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
FILM SCREENING : Meeting Room 4 & 5
CONSULTANT HALL
Meeting Room 6
2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
TRACK: CROP PROTECTION
Grand Ballroom C
TRACK: HUMAN HEALTH
Grand Ballroom B
TRACK: FARM BUSINESS
Grand Ballroom D/E
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Book Signing
BOOKSTORE : RiverCenter Lobby
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Speakers

Eco-Ag speakers are leaders and practitioners in the world of eco-farming, sustainable agriculture, and soil health. We are in the process of finalizing the 2022 speaker line-up. Stay tuned as we update our speaking faculty here.
Here is a sneak peek at the speakers we are lining up for another fabulous conference. Click on their photo for their information.

Keynote Speakers

Look here for more speaker updates as they get announced.


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Go to Market! Best Practices from the Top 100 Farms

Barn2Door Workshop – FREE!

December 7 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon ET

A new event led by our partners at Barn2Door, a company dedicated to helping farmers become more independent, own their customer base, and manage their direct sales. Attend this half-day event and learn insights to grow and manage or start your farm’s brand & direct-to-market strategy. Learn the tactics proven to help hundreds of farmers around the country increase sales, access more customers and build a more sustainable operation.


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Consulting Halls

The education never stops. After your conference session, join your instructor for an extension of the Q&A. These more informal roundtable-style talks will allow you to connect with the instructor and others who share your same questions.


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Food

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Small Group Networking

This is your chance to connect with your peers! Meet your fellow farmers, joining from all over the world. During this time, you will be automatically assigned to a smaller virtual room with others where you will be able to speak with each other, share contact information, swap notes and thoughts about the sessions, etc. Afterward, you will automatically be brought back into the main session as the conference continues.

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Field Tours

Every day of the conference we will share a video showcasing an innovative farm operation, up close and personal. We hope these field tours provide everyone with a nice break from our presentations and provide a tangible learning experience. Each tour will have a theme, which you can find on the agenda above.

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Eco-Ag Innovation Hours

The exhibitors at the Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference are some of the top innovators in agriculture. Here you will find an invaluable extension of the conference and solutions for farming at a higher level. Choose to learn from some or all of our many exhibiting companies and interact with them through video or chat. You can visit and learn from each one without leaving your desk!

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Sponsors

Sponsorships provide an opportunity for companies and organizations to showcase their brand and support the Eco-Ag community. Sponsorships help bring Acres U.S.A.’s valuable content to a passionate audience. If you would like to become a sponsor of Eco-Ag 2020 email events@acresusa.com or call 800-355-5313.

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Sponsor Information

Sponsorships provide an opportunity for companies and organizations to showcase their brand and support the Eco-Ag community. Sponsorships help bring Acres U.S.A.’s valuable content to a passionate audience.

2021 Sponsors

DIAMOND SPONSOR

TPS Lab

Established in 1938, TPS Lab provides custom guidance to growers globally with Plant Natural® Soil & Compost tests, Ask The Plant® plant sap tests, and irrigation water tests. Now, it offers HEMPlan® for industrial hemp growers and Plant Natural™ Innovations line of products.

4915 West Monte Cristo Rd. | Edinburg TX 78541 | 956.383.0739 |


DIAMOND SPONSOR

SureSource Commodities

SureSource Commodities buys and sells organic, non-GMO crops. Our relationships with farmers and buyers are based on trust, high standards, and fairness. SureSource Agronomy offers products and services that integrate the physical, chemical, and biological components of healthy soils and crops.

4427 VanDerWal Drive | Petrolia, Ontario N0N 1R0 | Canada | 866.697.5960 |


DIAMOND SPONSOR

Agriculture Solutions Inc.

Agriculture Solutions is a fertilizer company that focuses on regenerative and organic farming. They offer agronomy services and are available across North America. They are the North American distributors of Nutri-Tech Solutions. AGSOL is helping farmers grow healthy crops.

4603 Perth Road 135 | Sebringville Ontario, N0K 1X0 | Canada | 855.247.6548 |


DIRECT EVENT & CONTEST SPONSOR

Barn2Door

With Barn2Door, Farms can drive sales across the web, mobile, social and email with convenient, self-service ordering for their Farm’s products. We’ve built a shopping experience specifically for Farms’ unique needs, with the convenience today’s consumers expect. We’re the largest Farm-specific ecommerce solution, with Farms across the country selling direct to retail and direct to wholesale.


ECO-AG U BREAK SPONSOR

Sea-90 Ocean Minerals

Sea-90 Ocean Minerals are unlike any other mineral supplement.  Naturally created from the pure ocean waters of the Sea of Cortez, Sea-90 ensures all beneficial minerals and trace elements are available to work together.  Unlock your farm’s full potential with Sea-90:  supercharged soils, nutrient-dense plants and crops, and healthier animals. 

Marietta, GA 30068 |


CHARGING STATION + ECO-AG U BREAK SPONSOR 

Simple Soil Solutions

2370 Buffalo Station Drive | Gladstone VA 24553 | 434.983.8000 |


EDUCATION SPONSOR 

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) is an agricultural products and services provider that is leading the burgeoning regenerative agriculture movement. We provide plant nutritional products and soil biological amendments to farmers in North America that help them to grow healthier, more productive and more valuable crops.

Middlefield, OH | 877.323.3003 |


PLATINUM

Pacific Gro

Pacific Gro produces liquid organic Seafood for the Soil. It builds humus and healthy soil, and is used as a foliar.  Provides amino acid nitrogen, fish oil, plant-available calcium and chitin from crab shell.

PO Box 3306 | Bellevue WA 98009 | 503.867.4849 |

PLATINUM

Great Western Sales/Organic Gem

Organic Gem is the most bio-active fish fertilizer possible; Environmentally friendly, it will augment other soil amendments, decreasing total quantities needed.  Soil quality is improved for better penetration of water and nutrients. Experience the difference.

P.O. Box 25955 | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 | 877.323.3003 |

PLATINUM

Logan Labs

Logan Labs provides soil analysis, irrigation water analysis, and plant tissue analysis for all areas of the agricultural community.

620 N Main St. | Lakeview, OH 43331 | 937.842.6100 |


PLATINUM

Nature Safe Organic Fertilizers

Nature Safe Organic Fertilizer feeds the soil by exploding the soil microbial population and providing plant nutrition. Our concentrated high nutrient fertilizer provides a consistent and controlled release. Made from feed grade plant and animal proteins with no manure.

4221 Alexandria Pike | Lakeview, OH 43331 | 800.743.7413 |


PLATINUM

The Andersons, Inc

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1947 Briarfield Blvd | Maumee, OH 43537 | 419.893.5050 |


PLATINUM

SQM Specialty Plant Nutrition

SQM Specialty Plant Nutrition manufactures plant nutrient products for the organic and conventional crop and greenhouse/nursery grower.

2727 Paces Ferry Rd. | Atlanta, GA 30339 | 888.241.0233 |


GOLD

Norofert USA

All natural products based on micronutrients and vegetable oils; innovative products for high-yield, organic crops. Seed treatment, germinator boosters, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides. Successful results in Europe, now available in the U.S.A.

18930 Lomond Blvd | Shaker Heights, OH 44122 | 260.433.0889 |


GOLD

Agri-Dynamics

Our product line includes remedies for dairy animals, free-choice minerals for grazing livestock, and nutritional solutions for all crops. We believe that the true health of our planet, its inhabitants and the food they eat depends on the health of the soil.

PO 267 | Martins Creek, PA 18063 | 610.250.9280 |


SILVER

Ozark Organics LLC

Organic Feed Mill Buying Organic Grain for Poultry Feed

34 Kelly Rd. | Buffalo, MO 65622 | 417.345.4300 |

SILVER

Midwest Bio-Systems

The Mission of Midwest Bio-Systems (MBS) is to supply the needs of the emerging sustainable agriculture market with the knowledge and equipment needed to produce and apply high quality humus compost economically to improve and implement sustainable growing practices.

28933 35 E Street | Tampico, IL 61283 | 815.438.7200 |

ECO-AG U MIXER SPONSOR

Geofield Systems

Protect against manmade electromagnetic radiation with Geofield and restore strength to your farm. Geofield uses light wave harmonics to make manmade electromagnetic radiation, today’s greatest threat to agriculture production, balanced and bio-compatible. Achieve greater production outcomes without changing protocols.

2910 E 57th Ave | Ste 5-273 | Spokane, WA 99223 | 833.723.3363 |

WIFI

Tainio Biologicals, Inc.

For over 35 years, Tainio Biologicals, Inc. has been a pioneer in regenerative, biological agriculture. With solutions for farmers, gardeners, and product formulators alike, Tainio’s agricultural inoculants help restore balance to microbial populations in the soil for high-yield, nutritionally balanced crops.

PO Box 19185 | Spokane, WA 99219 | 509.747.5471 |

BRONZE

Everbest Organics Inc.

Everbest Organics receives and processes over 11 different Organic Dry Bean and Soybean’s in excess of 17,000 tons annually from growers in more than 15 continental states.

136 E Munger Rd. | Munger, MI 24533 | 989.659.2599 |


BRONZE

Brandt

Leading supplier of sustainable solutions for over 30 years. 80+ OMRI Listed products including biopesticides, adjuvants and nutrition. For info, visit www.brandt.co or download the BRANDT Product Finder App today.

2935 S Koke Mill Rd. | Springfield, IL 62711 | 217.547.5800 |


BRONZE

Blue River Organic Seed, LLC

It is our mission to provide 100% of our products as certified organic seed whenever possible. We have achieved this lofty goal for our corn and soybean varieties. These varieties are somoe of the most competitive in the seed industry.

2326 230th St. | Ames, IA 50014 | 800.370.7979 |