For Molly Rockamann, hands-on experiences for beginning farmers and curious consumers will be critical to ensuring a sound future for sustainable agriculture. At 15, Rockamann visited Mueller organic farm in her father’s hometown of Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. She told herself that one day, she’d work on that farm. In 2008, Molly returned to Ferguson and launched EarthDance Organic Farm School to preserve the historic Mueller Farm and connect more people to the land through community food production.
Join Rockamann at the Our Farms, Our Future Conference in St. Louis April 3–5 to learn more about the potential to tap into urban landscapes to cultivate sustainable food systems. Rockamann and hundreds of our nation’s leading farmers, ranchers, researchers, educators and food industry representatives will explore a wide range of innovative, sustainable solutions to agriculture’s most pressing dilemmas.
Early bird registration ends on February 22, so sign up now!
Hosted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT/ATTRA), the conference will feature plenary sessions and workshops for grain, livestock and specialty crop producers, as well as material relevant to researchers, educators, agency leaders and nonprofit representatives. EarthDance Organic Farm will be featured as one of eight farm tours that will highlight sustainable models of rural and urban agricultural production within the vibrant St. Louis food system.
Register today to save your spot and to receive early registration discounts. Early registration ends on February 22.