Utah Farm Conference 2019 – Keynotes & Workshops

Keynotes & Workshops

Friday, January 4th

8:10 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.

Livin’ The Dream!

Full of big dreams and a blissfully naïve picture of what farming would be, I committed myself to a handful of CSA members 14 years ago and began my education on the hard and incredible realities of farm life. Now with my husband joining the journey, we have learned so much along the way. The most valuable lesson learned thus far is that our dreams are attainable not in spite of the bumps along the road, but because of them!

Laura Bledsoe

9:40 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.

Grain by Grain: Rebuilding Rural America Through Sustainable Agriculture

Liz Carlisle
Bob Quinn

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Regenerative Agriculture: Healthy Soils, No-Till Agriculture, and the Future of Farming

Elizabeth & Paul Kaiser

1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Can We Feed the World?

This is hands down the most frequently asked question to Joel or anyone else who promotes localized, solar-driven, carbon-fertilized systems. Even most foodies and environmentalists have a deep-seated assumption that were it not for the petroleum-based fertilizer boom–the green revolution–we could not feed ourselves. Those massive Kansas wheat field and California almond groves, for most people, represent efficiency and abundance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Backyard gardens and multi-speciation are far more productive per acre. Modern scientific aerobic composting was not invented until 1943–about the same time as chemical fertilizer became widely used. In this keynote, Joel will give you the tools to articulate a credible “feed the world” debate.

Joel Salatin

3:15 P.M. – 5:45 P.M.

The Down and Dirty, Nitty Gritty Details of Livin’ Life on the Farm

This workshop is going to be informative and fun. We have some ideas to share, some projects to build, some snacks to munch, seeds to swap and stories to tell. We have learned some amazing lessons along the way of building this farm; some hard, some miraculous, all useful and instructive. Can’t wait to share it all with you!

Laura & Monte Bledsoe

Carbon Farming for Profit

Ecological Practices, Bed Management, and Crop Planning in an Intensive No-Till System.

Elizabeth & Paul Kaiser

Thank you to our sponsors to whom we are so grateful! Without them this conference would not be possible.

Four Seasons Level Sponsors