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Eco-Ag Conference

Eco-Ag U Workshops: Spend all day with an instructor on an intensive topic focus in a small classroom setting. Workshops run Dec. 6-7. View options here

Eco-Ag Conference: Explore a variety of eco-agriculture topics with 1-hour sessions. Runs Dec. 7-9. View full agenda below

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Schedule subject to change.


2021 Eco-Ag Conference Agenda

Times are in Eastern Time (ET)

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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 2021 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.


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 |


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

SeaAgri Solutions

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 |


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 |

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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 |

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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 |


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 |


SILVER

Ozark Organics LLC

Organic Feed Mill Buying Organic Grain for Poultry Feed

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

SILVER

Midwestern 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 |

SILVER

Back Forty Creative

We provide strategic branding, print design, website design/development, and digital marketing services to help brands and businesses grow. If your brand or business promotes good ag, good food, good health, good lifestyles, or just all-around goodness, then we’d love to talk.

1099 Milwaukee St., Suite 120 | Kirkwood, MO 63122 | 314.394.0925 |

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 |



Full-Service Marketing Support Available

If you need creative support with trade show graphics, handouts or displays, we have a world-class design team that can build you custom solutions to use at our trade show, and others in the future. Contact Account Manager Jorge Abrego at jabrego@acresusa.com, or call 1-970-392-4433, to learn more about how we can help your business stand out.

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Acres U.S.A. EVENT FAQs

The 2021 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show will be held in-person, Dec. 6-9 in Cincinnati, Ohio. There will be no virtual component but we will have some recording available post event. More details on that as we get closer to the event.

Please email events@acresusa.com with additional questions.


  1. Where is the conference held?
  2. How do I get into the conference? What time should I be there?
  3. What parts of the main conference will I miss if I attend an Eco-Ag U workshop on Tuesday?
  4. I can only attend one day of Eco-Ag U and not the Conference & Trade Show — is there an Eco-Ag U only pass that I can purchase?
  5. May I register on-site for Eco-Ag U?
  6. I have an exhibitor badge, do I need to register for Eco-Ag U?
  7. Do I need to register to walk around the trade show? When will it be open?
  8. Will there be books for sale at the conference?
  9. What food is available?
  10. Can I bring my child?
  11. What is the local airport?
  12. What if I have to cancel?
  13. I have other questions. Who do I ask?
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Where is the conference held?

All conference activities will be in Covington, Kentucky inside the Northern Kentucky Convention Center
One West RiverCenter Blvd Covington, Kentucky 41011 Directions

Note, a few of the Eco-Ag U Workshops will be held in the adjoining hotel, Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter
10 W Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011 Directions

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How do I get into the conference? What time should I be there?

Registration is required for all conference activities. Registration is open right now! Please check our website or call 970-392-4464 for registration information. Your name badge is your pass to the conference and trade show. Be sure to wear it to all conference events. You will receive your name badge and other conference materials when you check in to register for the Eco-Ag U Workshops or Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show.

If you pre-registered for the 2-Day Eco-Ag U & Conference Pass, then you are attending two days of Eco-Ag University (Monday, December 6 AND Tuesday, December 7) and the main conference & trade show (December 8-9). You must choose both workshops as you register; most workshops sell out. You can pick up your name badge and workshops materials at 7:00 a.m. and class begins at 8:30 a.m. both days.

If you pre-registered for the 1-Day Eco-Ag U & Conference Pass, then you are attending one day of Eco-Ag U. (Monday, December 6 OR Tuesday, December 7) plus the main conference (December 8-9). You must choose a workshop when you register; most workshops sell out.

If you are pre-registered for the Conference & Trade Show only (December 8-9), pick up your name badge and conference materials after 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 7. Signage in the hotel will direct you to the registration and information area.

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What parts of the main conference will I miss if I attend an Eco-Ag U workshop on Tuesday?

Eco-Ag U classes on Tuesday, December 7 will conclude at 5 p.m. The Welcome Reception will start at 5 p.m. and the keynote at 7:30. Early conference arrivals will get to attend introductory Eco-Ag sessions. 

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I can only attend one day of Eco-Ag U and not the Conference & Trade Show — is there an Eco-Ag U only pass that I can purchase?

No. The all-day Eco-Ag U advanced learning courses are only offered as a package with the main conference. We are not able to offer à la carte pricing. These are popular courses with limited class sizes, so they’re only open to conference attendees.

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May I register on-site for Eco-Ag U?

Yes, but Eco-Ag U workshops have limited space and do sell out before the event. Pre-registration is strongly recommended to secure your spot in your workshop(s) of choice.

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I have an exhibitor badge, do I need to register for Eco-Ag U?

Yes. Exhibitor badges are valid for the main conference only, but you may upgrade your badge to include an Eco-Ag U advanced learning workshop. Pre-registration is required and these tend to sell out, so please upgrade early. You can upgrade by calling 970-392-4464.

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Do I need to register to walk around the trade show? When will it be open?

Yes. A conference name badge is required for entrance to the trade show, which will open to registrants on Tuesday, December 7, at 5 p.m. The trade show will be open Wednesday and Thursday, December 8-9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., respectively. There are no trade show-only badges. 

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Will there be books for sale at the conference?

Yes. Acres U.S.A. is bringing our eco-farming bookstore with hundreds of titles. We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards. 

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What food is available?

We have a food vendor on the Trade Show floor who will be serving breakfast, lunch and snacks on Wednesday and Thursday. They will be serving food during trade show hours, which opens before the first lecture each day. Be sure to come by for breakfast! Food is also available in the host hotel and at restaurants and cafes within walking distance. 

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Can I bring my child?

This is a professional seminar with intensive lectures and is not conducive to very young children. Children may disrupt attendees who have traveled far to learn at this event. People do bring children, however, they must be watched and cared for. Children over 14+ should register as a student.

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What is the local airport?

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is located 12 miles from the Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show venue. Rental cars and rideshare services are available to get you to and from the event venue.

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What if I have to cancel?

Sorry, no refunds.** Your registration can be transferred to someone else’s name if you cannot attend; please contact our office.

**In the event that we can not safely hold an in-person Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show and we instead host a virtual gathering, registrants will be given the option to change their registration or get a full refund.

For Eco-Ag U all-day workshops: Due to limited space, cancellations received through October 15, 2021 are entitled to an 80% credit to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books, DVDs, audio CDs, or future conference fees. For cancellations/no-shows received after October 15, 2021, we will do our best to fill your spot. If it is filled you are entitled to an 80% credit to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books, DVDs, audio CDs, or future conference fees. If we cannot fill your spot last minute no refund will be issued.

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I have other questions. Who do I ask?

Please call the Acres U.S.A. office at 970-392-4464 and ask for the events team or email events@acresusa.com.

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