Happy Thanksgiving from the Kerr Center! Fall is stretching on toward winter. The shorter days leave time in the evening for snuggling up with something to read – and this month, we have suggested reading…
- Eco-Ag U Advanced Learning Optional, intensive courses by eco-farming’s top consultants, practitioners and thinkers.
- Seminars & Workshops Hear presentations by some of the world’s leading authorities and practitioners of ecological agriculture ─ successful large-scale farmers, leading consultants, and cutting-edge scientists. Ask them questions specific to your needs, your farm.
- Eco-Consultants’ Halls Special rooms are dedicated to eco-consultants and staffed throughout the day by some of the leading advisors in eco-agriculture. Be prepared to get answers by bringing your soil audits, yield data, herd health records, etc.
- Trade Show The exhibitors at the Acres U.S.A. Conference are some of the top innovators in agriculture. Find solutions for farming at a higher level from the more than 100 companies in this remarkable exhibition. It’s like a world’s fair for eco-farmers.
- A forum for discussion and exchange of information and technology
- An opportunity to identify research and program needs
- Exhibits, displays and samples of new products and services
- A chance to hear world renowned featured speakers:
- Don Ball – Professor Emeritus, Auburn University. Leading disseminator of practical agronomic forage/livestock information
- Garry Lacefield – Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Internationally recognized Forage Specialist
- Kathy Voth – Published author of the book “Cows Eat Weeds” and co-founder of OnPasture.com
- Rachel Gilker – Sustainable agriculture and soil health professional and co-founder of OnPasture.com
Elderberries are pretty easy to grow, with few pests, and they are ready to harvest in the second year after planting. -- Terry Durham, Missouri elderberry grower and speaker and upcoming Elderberry Workshop (Sept. 26).