Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

The Our Farms, Our Future Conference will offer a total of sixteen different breakout tracks during the two days of conference programming. Attendees will be able to choose sessions from eight different tracks the first day and from a different set of eight tracks the second day. Please read on below to learn more about what each day offers.

You can see a full schedule of the breakout tracks here: OFOF Breakout Schedule

Day One Breakout Tracks

On the first day of the conference, participants can expect technical and educational material about topics like soil health, small ruminant production, urban agriculture, entrepreneurship, marketing and resources for tomorrow’s farmers and ranchers. These sessions will be informative, with some time for questions and discussion.

Click on each breakout track below to learn more.

Building Soil Health with Cover Crops and Other Strategies

Eating Well Together: Developing Partnerships for a Local Food Economy

Ecology and Economics of Grazing for Beef and Dairy

Profitable Pig and Poultry Production

Successful Small Ruminant Production

Surviving and Thriving with Vegetable and Fruit Production

The First Years on the Farm or Ranch: Tools, Perspectives and Lessons for Success

Transforming Urban Landscapes and Communities with Urban Agriculture

Day Two Breakout Tracks

The second day of the conference will feature sessions that are focused on important issues of today and tomorrow. These sessions will be discussion-oriented, featuring topics like water challenges, farming and ranching in a changing climate, quality of life, the next generation of producers and success stories in farming and ranching.

Day Two sessions will be repeated. Click on each breakout track below to learn more.

Day Two Breakout Tracks

Success Stories in Farming and Ranching

Launching the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Farming and Ranching in a Changing Climate

Water Challenges for the Coming Decades

Addressing the Intersection of Economics and Environment in Future Food Systems

How to Build a Food System

Pollinators, Wildlife and Biodiversity on Farms and Ranches

Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture

Start learning now

Prep for the conference and start exploring sustainable agriculture topics now! Help yourself to SARE’s resources in the Learning Center or browse our grant projects in the projects database. You can also check out NCAT/ATTRA’s resources at