Sustainable Agriculture Conference


Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Durham, NC 

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The Sustainable Agriculture Conference will convene over 1,200 beginning and experienced farmers, agripreneurs and ag-tivists, health advocates and gardeners, consumers and homesteaders – and everyone in-between – for workshops, hands-on intensives, farm tours, demonstrations, good food, great conversations and community-building. The conference is a once-a-year opportunity to celebrate, champion and build a vibrant, sustainable food system that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farmworkers, and good for the land.

Attendees gather at the Conference to share ideas, what has worked (and what hasn’t), tools, and experiences that can help them meet the challenges of growing local & organic food and farms and building resilient regional food systems. Bringing together thought leaders, innovative farmer-mentors and experts in the sustainable agriculture movement, this Conference is about big ideas, practical learning and meaningful connection.

The Sustainable Agriculture Conference brings the local food movement together – you need to be there!  This is the future of food & farming.

Check out these unparalleled opportunities to learn and connect:

  • 65 Workshops in 2 incredible days, including a First Time Conference Attendee Program and workshops to take seasoned veterans to the next level
  • 5 Pre-conference Bus Tours take you to some of the Triangle’s most innovative farms and restaurants
  • 10 Hands-on Intensives
  • 3 Amazing Local & Organic Meals, including the Local Food Feast with keynote by Clara Coleman
  • 70 Table Exhibitor Hall
  • CFSA’s Annual Meeting
  • Regional and Topical Meetings
  • Meeting Space you can reserve for your meetings, plus nice, long breaks for connecting and networking
  • Speed Networking and Topic-based networking tables at lunches, plus the Meet and Eat Reception and Grower-Buyer Meet-up
  • Seed Exchange
  • Book-Sign-A-Ganza
  • VIP CFSA Member Lounge

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Check out the 2016 line-up of top speakers, workshops, and pre-conference intensives and tours!  

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The conference features amazing meals, great opportunities to network, make friends and new professional contacts, and extend the learning with the Seed Exchange, Book-Sign-A-Ganza, and NC and SC Legislative Updates.

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2016 Local Food Feast and Keynote with Clara Coleman

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
6:30-9:00 pm
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
Durham, NC

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Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2016 Presentations

Keynote Presentation Slides

Clara Coleman, Building Sustainable Farming Legacies


Farm Scale Composting

Fermentation with Two Chicks

On Farm Research

Workshop A

Workshop B

Workshop C

Workshop D

Workshop E

Workshop F