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Eco-Ag Conference

We’re working hard to put together a fabulous program with amazing speakers for the 2020 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show and we can’t wait for you to join us! Our conference content spread across four days.

The Eco-Ag Conference features ten learning sessions and two keynotes covering topics such as soil health, animal agriculture, human health plant nutrition and more. The conference will also include Small Group Networking, Regional Networking Sessions, virtual Field Tours, and an amazing virtual Trade Show rooms.

Schedule subject to change.


2020 Agenda
Times are in Eastern Time (ET)

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Speakers

We are in the process of finalizing the 2020 speaker line-up. Stay tuned as we update our speaking faculty here.
Eco-Ag speakers are leaders and practitioners in the world of eco-farming and sustainable agriculture. Click on their photo for their information.

Keynote Speakers

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.

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.

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!

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.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors:

TPS Lab

TPS Lab

We’re an Independent International Agricultural Consulting Laboratory since 1938 guiding growers to unequaled crop performance with few, if any, disease or insect problems by proprietary Plant Natural® Soil & Compost Tests and Dynamic Crop Nutrition® with Ask The Plant® Plant Sap Tests. Booth #400
4915 W. Monte Cristo Rd. | Edinburg, TX 78541 | 956.383.0739 |

Pacific Gro

Pacific Gro

Pacific Gro builds Humus and Healthy Soil, by feeding beneficial fungi its Seafood for the Soil: fish oil, chitin from shrimp and crab shell, and calcium. New Sea Phos provides plant available phosphorous. Proven on thousands of acres – as a starter fertilizer, foliar and soil treatment. Booth #308
PO Box 3306 | Bellevue WA 98009 | 503.867.4849 |

Great Western Sales/Organic Gem

Great Western Sales/Organic Gem

Incorporating modern science with ancient wisdom to create economically viable, organic-based growing programs that can be adapted to all facets of crop farming, tree, ornamental and turf production and maintenance. Our liquid fish fertilizer is easy on equipment and budgets while producing superior microbial activity in support of your goals. Booth #404
P.O. Box 25955 | Scottsdale, AZ 85255 | 877.323.3003 |

Agri-Dynamics

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. Booth #315
6574 S Delaware Dr | Martins Creek, PA 18063 | 610.250.9280 |

Logan Labs

Logan Labs

Logan Labs is located in Lakeview, Ohio, and provides soil analysis, irrigation water analysis, and plant tissue analysis. We pride ourselves in quick turnaround time and analytical accuracy. Booth #504
620 N Main St. | Lakeview, OH 43331 | 937.842.6100 |

Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fertilizer

Products from the mineral rich North Atlantic Ocean, nature’s perfect source for nutrients crops and soil need, in nature’s perfect balance. Increases yield and quality of all crops.
28 Kondelin Rd | Gloucester, MA 01930 | 800.259.4769 |

Tainio Biologicals, Inc.

Tainio Biologicals, Inc.

For over 35 years, Tainio Biologicals, Inc. has been a pioneer in sustainable, 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. Booth #401
PO Box 19185 | Spokane, WA 99219 | 509.747.5471 |

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Our mission is helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service. As a seed company with a robust research and trialing program, we are able to test all our tools and supplies under a range of growing conditions and methods, to offer only those that meet our own tough demands. “The core of our mission is your success, and we are honored to play a small role in it.” —Robert Johnston, Jr.
955 Benton Ave. | Winslow, ME 04901 | 1.877.564.6697 |

Everbest Organics, Inc.

Everbest Organics, Inc.

Everbest Organics receives and processes 11 different Organic Dry Bean and Soybean varieties in excess of 17,000 tons annually from growers in more than 15 continental states. Booth #117
136 E. Munger Rd | Munger, MI 48747 | 989.659.2599 |

NOFA.org

The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization of over 5,000 farmers, gardeners, landscape professionals and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment.
411 Sheldon Road | Barre, MA 01005 |

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.

AGENDA



Acres U.S.A. VIRTUAL EVENT FAQs

We know participating in a virtual event isn’t the same as taking it all in, in person. We get it, but virtual is the best we can do this year.

The circumstances in 2020 have changed how everyone can produce events— and we are no exception! So we’re rolling with the punches and hope you’ll join us. We’re working to create an engaging and inspiring virtual experience that will provide the in-depth education you need to improve your operation.

Additionally, see below for helpful information regarding our virtual events and what to expect if you choose to embark on the Acres U.S.A. virtual experience.

Please email events@acresusa.com with additional questions.

  1. What is a virtual event?
  2. Do I have to watch at that time?
  3. Can I watch on my phone or other device?
  4. Are there services for hearing impaired?
  5. Will I be able to ask questions?
  6. Will I still get special deals to your bookstore?
  7. What is Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show and Healthy Soil Summit?
  8. How can I register for the Healthy Soil Summit?
  9. How can I register for the Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show?
  10. Can more than 1 person watch with a single registration?
  11. How can I sign up to learn more?
  12. Will I continue to get CEU credits for attending virtual events?
  13. Where will I be able to access the event replays?

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL EVENT?

A virtual event allows attendees to access content exclusive to our event. From 20-minute workshops to half-day educational sessions, our attendees will be able to see and hear presenters while following along with their presentation slides.


DO I HAVE TO WATCH AT THAT TIME?

Yes and no? To get the full experience, attending live will connect you with attendees and allow you to ask our presenters questions directly. That said, replays will be available for any registrant, as will special deals on books, presentation materials and connections with trusted brands in Eco-Agriculture.


CAN I WATCH ON MY PHONE OR OTHER DEVICE?

Yes, our event will be viewable on every major device, from tablet to phone to your desktop computer. You can also call in from your phone to listen in.


ARE THERE SERVICES FOR HEARING IMPAIRED?

Yes, we are working to provide real-time closed captioning services for all attendees. Plus, we will make transcripts available whenever possible in the event replays.


WILL I BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS?

Absolutely. Getting your questions answered is the number one goal for all of our events. We will host Q&A sessions following each presentation allowing you to have easy access to our speaker’s expertise and get your questions answered in real-time. Plus, real-time chat functions will allow you to ask other attendees for advice.


WILL I STILL GET SPECIAL DEALS TO YOUR BOOKSTORE?

Yes, just like at our in-person events, we will be giving special coupon codes and deals for attendees at our virtual events. In fact, we are likely to give even more aggressive deals for virtual events since we are not shipping our bookstore across the country.


WHAT IS ECO-AG CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW and HEALTHY SOIL SUMMIT?

Those are our two biggest events ever year. This year, our Healthy Soil Summit is on Aug. 25-26, and our Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show is Dec. 1-4. Our plan for 2021 is to return to in-person events.


HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE HEALTHY SOIL SUMMIT?

Registration is now open. Click here.


HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE ECO-AG CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW?

Registration is now open. Click here.


CAN MORE THAN 1 PERSON WATCH WITH A SINGLE REGISTRATION?

Technically, yes. We can’t control that. But we do ask for our audience to be respectful and do their best to follow the rules, just like at an in-person event. If you want to organize a viewing for a few folks, contact us at events@acresusa.com to let us know what you are planning, and we can find a very reasonable rate to get you all in.


HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO LEARN MORE?

If you’d like to sign up for our regular newsletters, visit this page to sign up and customize your newsletter preferences.


WILL I CONTINUE TO GET CEU CREDITS FOR ATTENDING VIRTUAL EVENTS?

We are currently exploring CEU credits for live virtual events through the ASA. Stay tuned for more information.


WHERE WILL I BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE EVENT REPLAYS?

You will be able to find all event replays at Eco-Ag U Online within 72 hours of the end of the event. View all the video recorded presentations, plus get access to downloadable presentations, special book coupons and more through the replay experience. Visit Learn.AcresUSA.com to find out more about our online education offerings available 365 days per year.