All 2013 Acres U.S.A. Conference Lecture & Workshop Audio
All Lecture & Workshop MP3s
All audio was recorded between Dec. 12 and Dec. 14, 2013, in Springfield, Illinois.
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
Efficient Eco-Farming Through a Systems Approach by Wally Gerst
Appreciating the Farm as an Ecosystem by Jerry Brunetti
Diversified Organic Production and the Modern, Large CSA by Mike & Terra Brownback
Large-Scale, Rapid Building of Soil with Cover Crops by Gabe Brown
Managing Water on Your Farm — the “American Keyline” Method by Mark Shepard
Improving Results for Farms & Ranches with Holistic Management by Ann Adams
Keynote:Growing a Good Food Movement: A Story of Hog Farming, Human Health & Alternatives by Russ Kremer
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
A Story of Transformation: Moving from Conventional to Organic and Beyond by Mike Brownback
Biological Farmers Manage Minerals, Microbes & Carbon by Dean Craine
Biodynamic Pasture Management, and Beyond! by Peter Bacchus
Back to the Basics —A Unified Look at Holistic Animal Health by Richard "Doc" Holliday, D.V.M.
Managing Nutrition to Control Plant Disease by Don Huber, Ph.D.
Serengeti-Style Grazing for Maximum Production by Sabino Cortez
Mob Grazing = Explosion of Soil Life by Greg Judy
Biological Row Crop Farming — For a Better Bottom Line by Ken Musselman
Inoculating the Soil: Multiplying the Benefits of Compost by Mark Sturges
The Geology of Life by John Slack
Biological Farming Principles in Practice by Ben Adolph
Organic Success Story: Large-Scale Organic Edible Bean Farming by Jim Sattelberg
Beyond Chickens: Alternative Fowl for Diversified Farms by Kelly Klober
Local, Direct-Marketed & Organic Foods: The Guerilla Marketing Advantage by Mark Kastel
Old Thinking and Scientific “Truths”: New Farming Needs New Thinking Harnessing Local Knowledge by Maarten Stapper, Ag. Eng., Ph.D., FAIAST
Capturing Top Results for the Environment, Your Crops & Your Bottom Line with Biological Farming by Gary Zimmer
Crop Testing to Support In-Season Intervention by Noel Garcia, CCA
Keynote: Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Soil Organic Matter Management for Farms of All Scale, All Crops by Larry Zibilske, Ph.D.
Failed Promises, Flawed Science — the Interaction of GMOs & Glyphosate on Soil, Plant, Animal, Human Health by Don Huber, Ph.D.
Becoming Central to Your Community by Dawnnell Holmes
Opportunities in Small-Scale Pig Farming by Kelly Klober
Managing Your “Undercover Agents” — Biological Control by Natural Enemies in Greenhouse and High Tunnels by Jan Dietrick & Ron Whitehurst
Life In (and On) the Soil by Jim Nardi, Ph.D.
Responding to Crop Needs Through Foliar Feeding by Wendell Owens
Effective Forest Grazing: Understanding Silvapasturing by Mark Shepard
The Conundrum of Lyme Disease by Jerry Brunetti
Closing Keynote:A Victim of Our Own Success: Protecting the Good Food Movement & Selling the Story of Our Farms by Mark Kastel
My Farmer, My Customer
New! Learn from Marty Travis's experiences converting the Spence Farm into one of the most successful farming co-ops in the United States today.