Every year, the OAK conference is a place to connect with and support each other, share knowledge, and celebrate the work of our farmers, good food advocates, and businesses. Now is a time of unprecedented challenges for our communities and incredible opportunities to strengthen local food systems. The demand for staying connected, honing organic practices, developing your farming business and sharing challenges and successes is greater than ever. And so, the OAK Conference will continue to deliver the inspiration, community connection and practical tools you need. The 10th Annual OAK Conference, Health Soils, Healthy Farms: Reshaping Kentucky with Organics, is scheduled for five days with no simultaneous workshops – giving you the opportunity to participate in every session, all from the comfort of home! Register now for access during the event – and up to one year afterwards!
The agenda features national leaders and regional experts, offering over 25 live sessions. Join discussions on no-till production systems, the connection of soil health to human health, racial equity in agriculture, regenerative grazing management, market farming, agroforestry, climate change, organic production, seed sovereignty, and more! Full program available at https://www.oak-ky.org/2021-conference.
Keynote speakers include Leah Penniman, Jean-Martin Fortier, Dr. Daphne Miller, Will Harris and Judith D Schwartz. Additional invited guest presenters include Sarah Flack, Dr Elaine Ingham, Justin Duncan, Dr Erin Silva, Beth Bridgeman, Elizatbeth Whitlow, Jeff Mattocks, and Daniel Mays. Evening farmer roundtable discussions are open to all and will focus on specific production topics.
The virtual platform is user friendly on desktop and mobile devices, offering live Q & A, file downloads, recordings and easy networking with attendees, presenters and Trade Show vendors. Conference sessions provide tools, techniques, research and knowledge you can use on the farm. CEUs are available for Certified Crop Advisers, as well as from KY Cooperative Extension Agents and KY Department of Agriculture.
Early bird registration available through 12/15/2020. Register now to reserve your spot. Get ready to interact live AND to have access to recordings for a year following the event!
Sponsorship and Trade Show opportunities available. Contact Brooke Gentile with questions at [email protected] or 502-219-7378.