Learn what attendees are saying about our past winter seminar events

BioControls Conference USA West

March 2-3, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm 

Biocontrols gives growers and PCAs the opportunity to explore new products, discuss their concerns and learn more about the rapidly changing developments related to biocontrol technology. Get real-world success stories of how to integrate biocontrols along with conventional and organic options in integrated pest management programs.

John Kempf will be speaking on how to position different types of biostimulants in a crop system plan for best pest management and the greatest economic crop response, with an emphasis on using biostimulants which both improve plant vigor and also function as immune elicitors to increase pest resistance.

Event website here.

Grand Sierra Resort

Reno, Nevada

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Organic Association of Kentucky Annual Conference

March 3-4, 2017 

The Organic Association of Kentucky will hold its sixth annual conference focusing on organic farming and living March 3-4, 2017, in Shepherdsville, KY. Local and national speakers include American novelist, environmental activist, and Kentucky native Wendell Berry, Kentucky farmer and researcher Dr. Greg Halich, blueberry grower Jeff Essig, and more.

Connect with Advancing Eco Agriculture's  Nathan Harman and Joseph Miller in the trade show.

Paroquet Springs Conference Center, Shepherdsville, KY

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NOFA NY Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference

March 16-17, 2017

The Northeast Organic Farming Association is hosting their 6th Annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference on March 16-17, 2017. Join the veteran farmers, beginning farmers, and farmers interested in transitioning to organic management in attendance to listen to intensive workshops and presentations on managing crops, energy, climate change, weed control, and many more challenges farmers face.

Connect with Advancing Eco Agriculture's Harold Shrock in the trade show to learn how our systems for forage and dairy management work to help you make more money from your herd.

Holiday Inn

441 Electronics Parkway

Liverpool, NY 13088 

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Keystone Bio Ag Hosts Sjoerd Smits For Plant Sap Analysis Training

February 21-22, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm 

Keystone BioA hosted Sjoerd Smits from Nova Crop Control at an exclusive 2 day event on February 21-22, 2017, at Yoder's Restaurant in New Holland, PA. Sjoerd taught an in-depth seminar on plant sap analysis. 

This event is limited to the first 100 people that register and pay. Pre-registration required! Event will be held in New Holland, PA

 

To learn more about Sap Analysis or to register for this event, call Keystone BioAg @ 717-354-2115. The event cost is $200.00 per seat and includes lunch on both days.

Yoder's Restaurant 

14 S. Tower Rd

New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557

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2017 World Ag Expo

February 14-15-16, 2017

At AEA, we are excited about participating in the 2017 World Ag Expo, the largest ag show in the United States. Look for our booth in Pavilion D!

Keystone Bio Ag Hosts AEA Meeting

February 3, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm 

Attend for an education filled day with John Kempf from AEA! John will be showing presentations on reproductive versus growth energy cycles in the plant, maximizing profits with regenerative farming, and other topics. Lunch is provided through Keystone Bio Ag. 

 

Register by calling 717-354-2115. 

Dutch Country Inn 

7920 SR 655

Reedsville, Pennsylvania 17084

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Keystone Bio Ag Hosts AEA Meeting

February 1, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm 

Attend for an education filled day with John Kempf from AEA! John will be showing presentations on reproductive versus growth energy cycles in the plant, maximizing profits with regenerative farming, and other topics. Lunch is provided through Keystone Bio Ag. 

 

Register by calling 717-354-2115. 

Yoder's Restaurant 

14 S. Tower Rd

New Holland, Pennsylvania 17557

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Murray Burkhart Hosts AEA Meeting

January 30, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm 

Attend for an education filled day with John Kempf from AEA! John will be showing presentations on reproductive versus growth energy cycles in the plant, maximizing profits with regenerative farming, and other topics. Lunch is provided through Murray Burkhart, our AEA representative in Canada. 

 

Register by calling 800-495-6603 ext. 344. 

Linwood Community Center

5279 Ament Line 

Linwood, Ontario N0B 2A0, Canada

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Mid-America Organic Conference

January 26-28, 2017 

We hope to see you at the best organic and sustainable farming conference in the heartland...MOA Annual Conference 2017! Join us for informative educational sessions, hands-on workshops, a live auction, special events and, of course, great food! John Kempf of AEA will be delivering a workshop presentation on Thursday the 26th. Don't miss it! MOA's goals are educating farmers and consumers about organic and sustainable agriculture. Click here for the event website.

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO (view map)

Eco Farm Conference

January 25-28, 2017 

The Ecological Farming Association’s flagship event, the annual EcoFarm Conference, brings food system stakeholders together for education, networking and celebration. With over 70 workshops offered each year, the EcoFarm Conference is the oldest and largest sustainable agriculture gathering in the western United States. 

Advancing Eco Agriculture is attending as a sponsor and exhibitor in the trade show. 

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, CA (view map)

Koehn Compost Hosts AEA Meeting

January 24, 2017, 8:30 am - 3 pm 

Agenda details include educational presentations, in depth workshops, and more! Listen to John Kempf’s presentations on how microbial communities affect disease expression, reproductive versus growth energy movement in the plant, and making successful management decisions. Attend workshops from the AEA team teaching hands-on information on cultural management and programs for corn, wheat, and soybeans

Connect with Brad Koehn from Koehn Compost, Advancing Eco Agriculture founder John Kempf, Dennis Warnecke from Tainio Technology, and AEA consultant David Miller.

Lunch is provided through Koehn Compost. 

 

Register by calling 800-495-6603 ext. 344, or register online here.

Bellwether Barn 10311 Hwy 95

Scott City, Kansas 67871

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Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

January 19, 2017 8:30 am-3 pm

AEA's 2017 Winter Seminar in Millersburg, OH!

 

Do you want to learn how to make more money growing crops regeneratively? John Kempf and his team of professional consultants will present ways to make more money with regenerative agriculture at this year’s winter meetings! Join us at the central meeting in Millersburg, Ohio, where most of the AEA consulting staff will be present.

 

Agenda details include presentations on the best scientific information and research for plant growth and crop performance, a healthy meal cooked by AEA staff member Nathan Harman, day-only sales, and more! Listen to John Kempf’s presentations on how extraordinary farm managers make decisions differently, reproductive versus growth energy movement in the plant, and other topics.

Heritage Event Center

3558 US-62

Millersburg, Ohio 44654

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Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance & Stroud Water Research Center

Present a Meeting on

Growing Healthy Soils

December 8, 2016 

This will be a dedicated seminar teaching in depth information on cover crops with John Kempf, Steve Groff, and Jeff Graybill. 

Agenda:

8:45 AM: Welcome and opening Remarks

9:00 AM: Building Soil Organic Matter More Quickly while Growing a Crop ~John Kempf

10:30 AM: Taking Cover Crops to the Next Level ~ Steve Groff

11:15 AM: Local Success Stories with No Till Tobacco ~ Jeff Graybill 

11:45 AM: Clean Water on your Farm: Practical and Profitable ~Stroud Water Research Center

12:00 PM: Lunch 

12:45 PM Is The EPA Going to Visit my Farm? ~Jeff Graybill

1:00 PM: Managing Cover Crops to Produce Disease Suppressive Soil ~ John Kempf

2:30 PM: Q and A Session ~ Steve Groff

3:00 PM: Dismissed

 

$10 preregistration fee. $15 at the door. Call the No-Till Alliance office at 717-635-2320 to register.

Shady Maple Smorgasbord

129 Toddy Drive
East Earl, PA,17519 (view map)

Bionutrient Food Association

December 4-6, 2016 

The 6th Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference explores how the intersection of farm and human ecosystems holds the key to environmental sustainability, quality food and overall well-being. 

Bringing together the collective knowledge of the food movement from the perspectives of successful farmers, cutting-edge researchers, enlightening health practitioners, and pioneers of food quality, this conference is a nexus of information and networking for all interested in delving deeper into the connections and importance of soil and nutrition. Event website

Kripalu Center

57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 (view map)

Jacob Yoder Farm Tour

Wednesday, September 28, 2016  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Find out more about organic corn and forage production at this field day held at an organically certified farm in Coshocton County, Ohio. Jacob Yoder farms 112 acres and has incorporated effective regenerative farming methods with successful results. Attend to learn about the correlations between healthy soil biology and successful crop production and to see fall management strategies. 

 

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Jacob Yoder Farm

2165 CR 70

Sugarcreek OH 44681 (view map)

Advancing Eco Agriculture Field Day

Dover Creek Seeds Farm, Clare, Michigan

September 30, 2016 

How Do You Measure Yield?

Do you want to harvest more bushels per acre? Corn can produce extensively more than the yields we are used to harvesting. Learn how to remove the obstacles that keep plants from performing to their full genetic potential and keep your yields from being lost!

Are You A Dairy Farmer?

This tour includes an educational session focusing on how digestion in the rumen correlates to herd performance and health.

Agenda:

10:30 AM: Introductions

10:45 AM: Corn, alfalfa, and soil biology

12:00 PM: Lunch 

1:00 PM: Cows, grazing, and digestion 

Call 800-495-6603 ext. 344 to register. 

Attend this farm tour to learn about the factors, including soil health and plant nutrition, that play into yield performance. David Miller and Craig Dow from Advancing Eco Agriculture will be leading the discussions. Attend to learn how to minimize your crop losses by restoring biology in the soil! 

Call 800-495-6603 ext. 344 to register. Registration is required.

Lunch will be served! Bring a farming friend and help us rebuild the soil and regenerate agriculture!

Dover Creek Seeds Farm

3939 Dover Road,

Clare, MI 48617 (view map)

16th Annual NODPA Field Days

(Northeast Organic Dairy Producers' Alliance)

September 29-30, 2016 

This field day hosted by the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers' Alliance will be at Cliff and Maggie Hawbaker’s farms, Hamilton Heights Dairy Farm and Emerald Valley Farm in South Central Pennsylvania’s Franklin County. John Kempf of AEA will be the keynote speaker. Attend both days of this informative event to network with cutting edge dairy farmers and learn about new information. Click here for the event website.

Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA (view map)

Berry Hill Farm Tour

Friday, August 19, 2016  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Harold Schrock, a soil and plant health specialist at Advancing Eco Agriculture, is inviting the farming community to his personal farm for an evening field walk of educational presentations. You will see Harold's crops and hear about his growing techniques and the results of product and systems trials on his farm. Learn more about row crops, cover crops, and intensive grazing.

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Berry Hill Farm

2388 Green Vedder Road

Deansboro, NY 13328 (view map)

Winters Calico Fields Farm Tour

Tuesday, August 23, 2016  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Find out more about organic dry beans and soybean production at this field walk held at an organically certified farm in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Jim Winters has incorporated effective regenerative farming methods with successful results. Attend to learn about the correlations between healthy soil biology and successful crop production and to see effective soil management strategies. 

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Winters Calico Fields Farm

15365 Clinton Road

Grand Ledge, MI 48837 (view map)

Clear Creek Pasturage Farm Tour

Thursday, August 11, 2016  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about providing high quality forages for cattle? Attend this pasture walk to see how Aaron Nolt at Clear Creek Pasturage works with mineral nutrition in the soil to grow forages for the best quality milk and beef.

 

Attend this pasture walk to learn about the impact of soil biology on forage quality and herd nutrition, and to discuss these grazing practices with Aaron and experienced crop advisors, David Miller and John Kempf from AEA.

Murray Burkhart Farm Tour

Tuesday, August 9, 2016  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Attend this field walk to see the results of a comprehensive nutritional program on broad acre crops. Murray's farm boasts a diversity of crops including soybeans, corn and hay. If you live in Canada, take this chance to meet John Kempf and learn new concepts and agronomic information. You will be glad you did! Register now!

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Keystone BioAg Field Day

Tuesday, July 5, 2016  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about plant nutrition, disease resistance, or how to use sap analysis? Get those important questions answered at Keystone BioAg’s Annual Field Day. The field day is the place where you can get practical real world answers to your problems you can take home and apply the very next day.

 

Major topics we will be discussing include:

 

  • Nutrient demand curves over a crops life cycle. Did you know the greatest nitrogen requirement on corn is after tasseling? Or that the greatest demand for zinc on most crops is when the fruit is filling?  We will be describing how the demand for specific nutrients spikes at certain growth stages, and how we can manage that to increase yields and fruit quality.

  • How to interpret sap analysis and use those results to make nutrient recommendations and applications.

  • How to use cover crops to guide your soils eH readings, and keep soils in a reduced rather than oxidized state for the greatest crop health

  • New products AEA has been testing and developing, which are just being released this year. We have several very important new products designed to increase fruit set, and balance a crops reproductive cycles.

  • We also have a special announcement for dairy farmers, we have been testing a new product specifically designed for dairies which we will be talking about for the first time, which has been consistently bumping milk production on every farm it has been tried on.

Spence Farm And AgTalk Address

Friday, July 1, 2016  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Marty Travis at Spence Farm, the oldest family owned farm in Illinois, is hosting a farm tour for his community. Attendees will learn about the cutting edge farming practices that make the Spence farm sustainable. Register to attend this tour of a well known working historic farm, and learn the latest farming insights from two knowledgeable farming specialists, John Kempf and Gary Reding of Advancing Eco Agriculture. Spence Farm has a large diversity of crops and uses a thorough approach to crop fertility and best practices for quality and nutritious harvests. 

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Spence Farm

2959 N 2100 E Road 

Fairbury, IL 61739 (view map)

Blossom Acres Regenerative Farm Tour

Thursday, June 30, 2016  6:30-9:00 pm

Eli Yoder farms 15 acres of mixed vegetables  on Blossom Acres Farm in Coshocton County, Ohio, using a regenerative farm program. He provides over 100 CSA shareholders with organic and nutrient dense food. 5 years ago, Eli purchased Blossom Acres Farm, which had been cash cropped in round up ready corn for many years. The soil was very degraded to the point where Eli lost most of his CSA customers due to crop failures and poor fruit quality.

 

After Eli employed a regenerative program on his farm to bring back life to the dead soil, his yields and quality dramatically increased along with the soil biology. His CSA business first rebounded to the original amount of shareholders, and continues to grow each season. Attend this farm tour for a first hand look at Eli's crops and to hear the methods he employed to regenerate his farm.  

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Organic Grassfed Pasture Walk

Monday, May 2, 2016  6:30-9:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about providing high quality forages for cattle? Attend this pasture walk to see how Ervin Barkman at Hidden View Farms operates a 100% grass fed organic dairy.

 

Ervin Barkman runs 60 head of dairy cattle on Hidden View Farm's 200 acres, practicing intensive grazing rotations and forage management. Hidden View Farm has overcome many challenges of a grassfed dairy, including mineral imbalances and lackluster soil life. The goal of providing high quality forages for his cattle led Ervin Barkman to Advancing Eco Agriculture, a crop consulting company, where he learned cutting edge methods that ensure the quality and consistency of the cows and milk. 

 

His herd has shown improved quality with no vet visits in several years, and the dairy has experienced extraordinary gains in milk production, fat and protein content, pasture growth and herd health. 

 

Attend this pasture walk to learn about the impact of soil biology on forage quality and herd nutrition, and to discuss these grazing practices with Ervin Barkman and experienced crop advisors, David Miller and John Kempf from AEA.

Advancing Eco Agriculture

New York Winter Seminar

March 15, 2016

AEA hosted a very successful event in New York with consultant Harold Schrock of Berry Hill Farm. John and Harold discussed the common factors shared by the most successful farms, new techniques around managing soil nutrition, how to read plant sap analysis and make recommendations based on sap analysis, and other topics. Attendees enjoyed a home cooked meal and were happy to take advantage of AEA's deals of the day! 

Cornell Cooperative Extension

24 Martin Road 

Voorheesville, NY 12186

Advancing Eco Agriculture

NOFA NY Conference

March 16, 2016

Keynote Presentation Summary

Keynote speaker, John Kempf, has spent a decade working with innovative farmers across the country. John is known for helping farmers think differently to solve challenges they are experiencing on their farms. In his presentation, John discussed the common characteristics in farming operations he views as extraordinarily successful. John talked about how you can incorporate these same principles into your decision-making and problem-solving.

 

Workshop Summary

Managing Nutrition for Plant Health and Yield

Farms and soil-plant ecosystems are always in motion, constantly cycling either in a degenerating or a regenerating direction. Which of these two cycles is operational on our farms is dependent only on how we manage them.

 

John Kempf presented a workshop about regenerative agriculture models and the farm management tools and systems we need to use to enhance the soil-plant ecosystem’s performance to produce crops which are highly resistant to diseases and insects, and are producing the highest yields. John described a framework for measuring and monitoring performance in the field and how to use this information for decision making to constantly enhance soil fertility and improve plant health.

 

Eastern PA Winter Seminar

February 26, 2016

Keystone BioAg hosted this event in New Holland PA on Feb. 26, 2016, featuring John Kempf of Advancing Eco Agriculture. John spoke on the topics of building soil structure and trace mineral uptake. This value filled event was well attended by growers from Pennsylvania who work with Sam Zook at Keystone BioAg.

Yoder’s Restaurant and Buffet

14 S Tower Road

New Holland PA 17557

 

"The greatest crop response possible with the least input cost" was the focus of a Feb. 24 seminar at Nevada, Iowa, featuring John Kempf of Advancing Eco Agriculture.

 

The seminar host was Central Iowa Agronomy and Supply, a partnership involving Boone, Iowa crop consultant Bob Streit — one of the Midwest's most respected crop consultants. Bob's associate, Marv Mortensen, manages Central Iowa Agronomy and Supply, which sources specialty crop production products for farmers.

 

When Bob Streit invites another outstanding crop consultant into his own Iowa territory, that promises a day of very useful and unique grower information. 

 

John Kempf's presentation focused on managing soil biology to build productivity — while producing top yields profitably. For example, John pointed out that the primary builders of stable humus in soil are the families of mycorrhizal fungi, not the array of residue-digesting bacteria which break down cornstalks.  

 

One of his key objectives: Building a soil structure with a wide array of microbial species which actively suppress disease organisms. That's essential for keeping corn alive longer in the fall, allowing more complete kernel fill and nutrient density.

 

One of the Midwest's most serious corn yield problems is late-summer diseases that cause early death syndrome, a "browning" of corn long before its normal maturity. 

 

The near-desperate response to corn "browning off" has been spraying more fungicide. The soil has hundreds of species of beneficial fungal organisms for every pathogenic one. So... ramping up the toxic sprays could well be amplifying next year's problems while apparently staving off this year's Northern leaf blight and Goss's wilt.

2016 World Ag Expo

February 9-10-11, 2016

At AEA, we were excited about participating in the 2016 World Ag Expo, the largest ag show in the United States. We met with many of our clients and were able to make many new connections as well. If you missed us this year, look for us at the show in 2017!

Mennonite Conference Call

February 5, 2016

John Kempf was asked to speak on a conference line to an audience of Mennonite farmers. John spoke about trace minerals and building disease suppressive soils. Here is the information available to those of you who were not on the call!

 

Click on the button below to view the in depth information John presented on this call.

Call in number for replay:

712 432 8774   Con ID 7645#   Playback  20516#

Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference

January 22-23, 2016

Keynote Presentation Summary

Keynote speaker, John Kempf, who has spent a decade working with innovative farmers across the country, discussed the common characteristics in farming operations which he views as extraordinarily successful. John is known for helping farmers think differently to solve challenges they are experiencing on their farms. John discussed how you can incorporate these same principles into your decision-making and problem-solving. 

 

Workshop Summary

John Kempf also taught a workshop about regenerative agriculture models, and the farm management tools and systems we need to use to enhance the performance of the soil/plant ecosystem to produce crops which are highly resistant to diseases and insects, and are producing the highest yields.

 

More information on the conference. 

Ohio Winter Sales Event

January 25, 2016

This year's winter event in OH was held from 9 am until 3 pm, with registration starting at 8. David Miller started off the event with an introduction detailing the agenda of the day and introducing John. John Kempf and Jason Hobson delivered presentations to the large crowd of attendees which addressed new topics such as reduction vs. oxidation, new soil management techniques, and how to manage nutrition in photosynthesis.

Heritage Event Center

3558 US Route 62 

Millersburg OH 44654

Western PA Winter Sales Event

January 14, 2016

Sam Zook of Keystone BioAg hosted this event featuring John Kempf of Advancing Eco Agriculture. John delivered a remarkable presentation on how soils respond to plant health, and how to manage crops for optimum disease suppressive soils.

Dutch Country Inn and Restaurant

7920 SR 655

Reedsville PA 17084

 

Sap Analysis and Nutrition Management Seminars

December 9, 2015...January 15, 2016

John Kempf (AEA) and Michelle Gregg (CHL)are presenting two in depth seminars for ag professionals, farm managers, consultants, and agronomists on plant sap analysis this winter. These seminars will be held on  Wednesday, Dec. 9 in Pittsburgh, PA, and on Friday, Jan. 15 in New Holland, PA.

 

The focus of these one-day sessions will be on how to use sap analysis to make recommendations in the field, and the advantages and benefits of sap analysis for agronomists and farm managers.

 

These events are past and registration is closed. 

Michigan Winter Sales Event

January 12, 2016

This year's winter event in MI was held from 9 am until 3 pm, with registration starting at 8. Craig Dow started off the event with an introduction detailing the agenda of the day and introducing John. John Kempf and Gary Reding delivered presentations to the large crowd of attendees which addressed new topics such as reduction vs. oxidation, new soil management techniques, and how to manage nutrition in photosynthesis.

Banquet & Conference Center of DeWitt

1120 Commerce Park Dr.

DeWitt, MI 48820

 

Virginia Winter Sales Event

January 8, 2016

This event took place on Friday, January 8 2016. Kenneth Martin and Gary Knicely of the Humus Compost Company hosted the event, which featured John Kempf and David Miller from Advancing Eco Agriculture. John and David presented topics on the effects of oxidation and reduction on the soil, the value of efficient use of plant sap analysis, and helpful administration systems for better farm production. 

Woodmen of the World

3045 John Wayland Hwy

Dayton, VA 22821

2015 Great Lakes Expo

December 8, 2015

Attendees at the Great Lakes Expo had the opportunity to connect with David Miller, Craig Dow and Nathan Harman, who are learned soil and plant health specialists at Advancing Eco Agriculture. Advancing Eco Agriculture focuses on helping farmers  learn how to produce disease and insect resistant crops using scientifically proven methods of soil regeneration.

Blossom Acres Farm Tour

Coshocton OH

August 5, 2015

Charles Martin Farm Tour

Wallenstein ON

August 4, 2015

Stephen Stoll Farm Tour

Cameron ON

August 3, 2015

DeWitt Showalter Farm Tour

Dayton VA

July 31, 2015

John Stolzfus Farm Tour

Romulus NY

July 20, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Walnut Creek OH

January 29, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Atlanta IN

January 27, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

DeWitt MI

January 26, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Linwood ON

January 20, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Seneca Falls NY

January 16, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Rosendale NY

January 15, 2014

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

New Holland PA

January 13, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Belleville PA

January 14, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Dayton VA

January 12, 2015

Regenerative Agriculture Seminar

Scottsville KY

January 8, 2015

Bio Energetics Harmonics Field Day

Atlanta IN

August 7, 2014

Mead Orchards Orchard Walk