Dear Acres U.S.A. Community,

We hope this letter finds you and your family healthy, and your fields filled with abundant crops and healthy livestock. We wanted to take this space to share the news that for the first time in 45 years, we will not be having an in-person Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show this year in December. The COVID-19 pandemic made it logistically and financially impossible to hold our largest annual event in Columbus, Ohio. Will it be the same? No, but we are very thankful for technology that will help us bring our large community together when the uncertainties of 2020 have made that seem impossible.

We are working hard behind the scenes to replicate the information, the passion, the personalities and the community building we see every year in person. For those who are new to Acres U.S.A., this year’s virtual conference will be an amazing chance to experience our most affordable conference in history and get a sense of the power of eco-growers around the world. For our loyal and longtime conference attendees, you will still have the opportunity to connect with your Acres U.S.A. community and learn from our all-star speaking faculty. For everyone who decides to join us this year, we promise it will be an experience we will all never forget.

Between now and December, our team is pledging to do our part to end this pandemic — wearing masks, keeping socially distant and moving our events virtual — as we can truly not fulfill our mission and remain a strong business until we have a healthier world than we have today. We know many of you are doing the same, and want to thank you!

We hope to see you on the screen in December.


– Ryan Slabaugh, GM/Publisher

– Sarah Day Levesque, Director, Events & Media

– The Acres U.S.A. staff

P.S.  For those who do not have internet access or cannot attend a virtual event, please contact us at, or call our office at 970-392-4464. We are exploring ways to get you the information you need. 

2020 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show

Date: Dec. 1-4, 2020

Place: Online! More info to come.

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