A Once-in-a-Decade Event
The Our Farms, Our Future Conference, hosted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the National Center for Appropriate Technology ATTRA program will be held on April 3-5, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri.
This national event will bring together our diverse agricultural community including farmers and ranchers, agribusiness stakeholders, students, researchers, scientists, agency representatives and nonprofit leaders. Every decade SARE hosts a conference to look at the progress of sustainability in agriculture and to understand our trajectory for the future.
Please join us for a stimulating set of sessions on the future of sustainable agriculture in the United States.
Photo credits: Top left – Fresh Pasture Farms; Top center – Jean Andreasen, North Central SARE; Top right – Eckert’s Orchard; Bottom left – Jean Andreasen, North Central SARE; Bottom center – Sami Tellatin, North Central SARE; Bottom right – Jean Andreasen, North Central SARE
Program & Schedule
This is an incredible opportunity to join with many key stakeholders in the sustainable agriculture community. Participants will engage in important dialogue about the trajectory of sustainable agriculture for the next 30 years. Engaging panels, technical and issue-oriented breakout sessions, art and storytelling opportunities, long networking breaks, poster sessions, exhibitor booths and farm tours will all contribute to creating an unforgettable experience. To learn more, please refer to the schedule.
If you’ve received a SARE grant in the past 10 years (since 2007), you will have the opportunity to share your project by presenting a poster at the conference. We are not yet accepting poster submissions, but will update this website with information about how to turn in your submission when that information becomes available. Stay tuned!
The conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown St. Louis next to the Gateway Arch.
This location was chosen for its proximity to hundreds of acres of park space, several engaging museums, the St. Louis arch and miles of biking and walking trails. The Hyatt also strives to incorporate local, sustainable foods in their hotel menus, and its staff keeps beehives and grows assorted herbs on the rooftop.
In addition to recreational opportunities and a commitment to local foods, the Hyatt offers a convenient location in downtown St. Louis. The building has a Starbucks on the ground floor and a FedEx/Kinkos for any printing needs you may have during your stay. There are a few dining options in the hotel itself as well as some restaurants within walking distance.
For those of you seeking to maintain your healthy habits while at the conference, the hotel has a fully functioning gym. And access to the Arch park and walking trails should provide you plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs.
You can learn more about lodging and how to book your room here.
You can also check out NCAT/ATTRA’s resources at https://attra.ncat.org/.
Spread the Word
If you’d like to spread the word about the conference, please use the following tags on social media: #OurFarmsOurFuture #OFOF2018
You can access the conference logos here for sharing here:
You may also download and print this one-page conference flyer to share with your network: OFOF Conference Flyer