Events calendar

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
12:00 am ET

41st EcoFarm Conference


The 41st EcoFarm Conference is around the corner (Jan 20 - 23)!


If you miss EcoFarm this year, here’s what you’re going to miss:

  •  A revealing conversation between renowned vegan chef Bryant Terry and his co-author Anna Lappe, along with a cooking demonstration for amazing tofu curry.

  • Food politics author Marion Nestle and award-winning labor activists Jose Oliva and Saru Jayaraman provide direction for how we can reimagine the food system.

  • Amish farmer and soil expert John Kempf shows how you can dramatically increase your yields through building soil health.

  • Ben Burkett talks about what it means to be a black farmer in Mississippi, and the importance of co-ops to building community and viability.

  • Doctor Rupa Marya and Regi Marroquin show how we can decolonize agriculture and health through regenerative practices.

  • The Coalition of Immokalee Workers discuss proven methods for farmworkers to gain power.

  • 50 workshops in English and Spanish on a wide diversity of practical, political and philosophical topics.

  • An opportunity to provide direction to EcoFarm on how we can make the conference more focused on racial equity.

  • Opportunities to network with old friends and meet new friends.

  • Lots of fun including seed swaps, awards, dances, celebrations, a trade show, yoga and

  • Workshop recordings can be accessed online after the event, so you can watch what you missed.

NAFSN members get 10% off with code: ecofarm2021 until January 19th. 

On January 20, the price of the conference will increase by $30. So, register today!


12:00 pm ET

Strategies to Help Ag Producers Plan During the COVID-19 Crisis

Community, Local and Regional Food Systems, a National eXtension Project Team, is hosting an Open Forum:

Strategies to Help Ag Producers Plan During the COVID-19 Crisis

January 20, 2021

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Click here to register for this Zoom Open Forum.

Farmers and agricultural producers have experienced unprecedented challenges in handling the vulnerability of our food systems. As we move forward to plan for a new season and a new year during the COVID pandemic, there is an urgent need to seek and identify best strategies to support farmers and agricultural producers in adjusting goals and achieving prosperity. This Open Forum will provide practitioners, extension agents, farmers, and agricultural producers an opportunity to identify gaps, brainstorm ideas, and share examples to support each other.

Presenters leading the discussions to share 1-2 best practices to assist farmers and agricultural producers, including value-added production, agritourism, and other operations types. This event is free and open to anyone, but registration is required to get the Zoom link.

2:00 pm ET

Cure your own bacon with chef Adrian Lipscombe

Join Slow Food USA and Niman Ranch for a four-part series of Slow Food Live sessions focused on Slow Meat. Tune in to learn the art of curing your own bacon, cooking tips for grass-fed beef, the Lakota people’s sacred Wasna and policies to build a better food system! 

Wednesday, January 20
​11am PST / 2pm EST

Join 2020 Slow Food Snailblazer for Food + Advocacy, Chef Adrian Lipscombe, to learn the art of curing your own bacon using Niman Ranch pork belly and how to make a bacon jam that’s perfect for cheese boards, scrambled eggs or as a gift. Chef Adrian will also share about her 40 Acres & A Mule project that aims to support Black farmers and foodways.

Register here: