No matter your experience level or agricultural interests, you’ll be able to pack your schedule with valuable sessions that help hone your craft, grow your business, and advance your cause. Each year, we work hard to assemble educational programming—from lectures and panels, to demonstrations and learning circles—that serves the evolving needs and interests of farmers, food system professionals, and changemakers.
Our annual conference draws farmers, food system professionals, educators, advocates, researchers, market managers, homesteaders, gardeners, and changemakers who are passionate about building a better food system.
From vegetables and fruit, to cattle and poultry, to grain and industrial hemp, to cheese and cider—for commercial and personal use
Aspiring and beginning farmers make up 22% of farmer attendees; intermediate farmers make up approximately 26%; and experienced farmers make up approximately 52%
From urban farms that are under an acre, to pastured livestock farms that are several hundred acres—and everywhere in between
Our expansive trade show features farming and food system businesses and organizations committed to advancing a sustainable and equitable world. Exhibitors offer attendees a wealth of tools, resources, services, products, and insights.
Educational sessions are interspersed with networking and social events that include receptions featuring products from local and regional farms and food businesses, meet-up groups, open mics, trivia, and music performances. Because it's important to connect, unwind, and celebrate with one another.