Back To Your Roots 2020, a Sustainable Agriculture Conference, hosted by Campti Field of Dreams has been extended to six full days, from Tuesday, September 8 to Sunday, September 13, 2020. To meet the governor’s guidelines for events, participation has been capped at 50 and a virtual interactive option powered by ZOOM has been added. The conference features four internationally renowned speakers instructing three 2-day Master Classes. The outdoor conference will feature:
Jim Riddle: Organic Fruit and Vegetable Production (9/8 – 9/9) Virtual Only
Jim Gerrish: Management Intensive Grazing (9/10 – 9/11) In-Person/Virtual, Sample Farm
Joel Salatin and Sheri Salatin: Direct Marketing (9/12 – 9/13) In-Person/Virtual, Mahaffey Farm Organic food sales hit $50 billion in 2019, according to the 2020 Organic Industry Survey. If you are ready to tap into the growing organic food industry then this series of technical sessions is for you. Laura Batcha, CEO and executive director of the Organic Trade Association points out that, “The pandemic has only increased our desire for clean, healthy food.”
Campti Field of Dreams greatly appreciates the support of Slow Food North Louisiana. Executive director, Angie White said, “Slow Food North Louisiana is thrilled to support the Back to Your Roots 2020 Conference, as its purpose to empower the next generation of farmers, ranchers and value-added producers with environmentally friendly practices that produce more income aligns perfectly with Slow Food’s mission to support foodways that are good, clean, and fair. The North Louisiana Chapter of Slow Food has a primary goal of connecting local farmers and food producers growing for a local market to their potential customers here. We would love to see more local farms, and appreciate that this conference is trying to make our existing farms more sustainable, both environmentally as well as financially.”
BTYR 2020 is brought to you by Campti Field of Dreams, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural communities, in partnership with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation and Bossier Parish Community College. Conference registration is required, and participation is limited to 50 to facilitate social distancing.