Just across the state line in Vernon… (via Southern SARE) Farmers tour cover crop research plots in north Texas. Photo credit: Southern SARE. It’s a hot, dry, windy summer day on the plains of…
The annual Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show sets the standard for innovation and learning. Farmers and consultants from every facet of eco-farming come together to share their experience and expertise. Attend the non-stop event, learn the latest in cutting-edge technology and methods, and return home ready to make your farming operation the best it can be.
Here are some of the activities you can look forward to . . .
Eco-Ag U Advanced Learning Workshops
Optional, intensive courses by eco-farming’s top consultants, practitioners and thinkers. NEW THIS YEAR: You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by attending Eco-Ag U workshops!
View this year’s line-up of Eco-Ag U 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 and your farm.
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.
The exhibitors at the Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference are some of the top innovators in agriculture. Find solutions for farming at a higher level from the almost 100 companies in this remarkable exhibition.
Learn more about this year’s Eco-Ag trade show.
Round Table Discussions
Create a dialog with fellow attendees around a shared interest in critically relevant topics to sustainable agriculture by attending one of our round table discussions.
Take a break from the hustle of the conference and trade show and see some of the latest ecologically focused agriculture and food films screened on each of the three days of the conference.
Texas has the largest population of Hispanic farmers and ranchers of any state in the country.
And in December, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer that community a sustainable-agriculture conference of Hispanic agriculture professionals.
Following in the footsteps of last year’s successful inaugural Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference, this year’s event will bring together the Hispanic farming community, the agriculture industry, advocates for sustainability, and agribusinesses for two days of workshops, networking, and learning from fellow farmers.
It will be held December 6 and December 7 at the Casa de Palmas Hotel in McAllen, Texas.
The conference’s workshops will be conducted by experts in all major agricultural industries and will address important issues affecting farmers today, such as business planning, soil health, marketing, and access to resources for profitable production.
Mark your calendars for the conference! The cost is $25 per person, and a discounted rate of $40 is available for married couples or domestic partners.
Scholarships in the amount of up to $250 are available to help cover the cost of travel and lodging. Applications for those scholarships close November 16.
Information on applying for the scholarships, registration, workshop topics, and speakers is available at https://texashispanic.ncat.org/register.php
There is also information on the site about opportunities available for businesses, agencies, and other organizations to help sponsor the conference or present exhibits.
For more information, contact NCAT specialists Robert Maggiani or Kara Kroeger at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or call at 866-319-1669.
Guided tours are available one day each month, on the second Tuesday of the month.
During these tours, Kerr Center staff show visitors our current horticulture and livestock projects.
Tours go from 9-11 or 1-3 (approximate length), and cost $10 per person.
Advance registration is required. Contact us a week in advance to let us know you are coming and whether you want to see horticulture or livestock projects or both.
Keep in mind that what is available to see varies according to season. When you call, we can let you know what is available to see. We want you to have the best possible experience!
Pay at the door. Tours begin at the Kerr Center office.
Click here for directions and map.
All other visits must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Groups are welcome.
Call the Kerr Center at 918.647.9123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “tour request” in the subject line to arrange a visit.