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About the Ecological Farming Association
We strive to support farmers and those who support them. The EcoFarm Conference and education programs have reached more than 75,000 participants during 33 years. Our programs bring together a diversity of stakeholders in food production to promote grassroots leadership and regional solutions to decrease the negative impacts of industrial agriculture on environmental and community health.
The Ecological Farming Association is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1981 when the first ecological farming conference was held at the Firehouse in Winters, California. For over three decades, EcoFarm has facilitated the inception and continued development of an ecologically sustainable and just food and farming system.
EcoFarm’s mission is to nurture safe, healthy, just, and ecologically sustainable farms, food systems, and communities by bringing people together for education, alliance building, advocacy, and celebration.Through educational conferences, training programs, on-farm events and communications initiatives, the Ecological Farming Association supports farms working to achieve a Triple Bottom Line. Since its inception in 1981, EcoFarm has facilitated hands-on learning, interactive teaching models, and farmer-to-farmer education.
36 Years of Advancing Ecological Farming
Through EcoFarm’s consistent quality of programs, we have developed a far-reaching network of people, NGOs, and businesses committed to sustainable agriculture. EcoFarm’s education programs have reached more than 60,000 participants over 36 years. Our programs bring together a diversity of stakeholders in California food production to promote grassroots leadership and regional solutions to decrease the negative impacts of industrial agriculture on environmental and community health.
The public is engaged in an ever-growing conversation about where our food comes from, who grows it, and who has access to it – and EcoFarm is uniquely positioned to influence and amplify this conversation and translate it into action. EcoFarm has been a leader in building the California sustainable agriculture movement through educational conferences, training programs, on-farm events and communications initiatives:
- Conferences and on-farm events like the EcoFarm Conference, the Hoes Down Harvest Festival, and the Heartland Project.
- Farmer education through trainings on renewable energy and water and soil management – allowing farmers to cut down on production costs while providing environmental benefits.
- Persuasive media presence through targeted outreach on important food and farm issues, through our action alerts, GE News, and email network.