2020 Conference

A conference for farmers, ranchers and industry to grow regenerative agriculture.

The Western Canadian Holistic Management Conference is partnering with Organic Alberta to provide 3 days of information, insight and inspiration. Early Bird Ends Jan. 3rd.

What to Expect:

Practical Tools for Your Farm

Holistic Management educates and empowers people to make socially, environmentally and financially sound decisions. Take home new ideas and practices to improve your land and your business.

Inspiring Community

Known for attracting an amazing community of farm families this is the place to meet farmers who are exploring new practices, ways of thinking and supporting the paradigm shift in our agriculture and food systems.

New Information from Experts

Regenerative agriculture offers solutions to many of the challenges facing society today. Hear from world-renowned experts on the impact regenerative farmers are making.

Great Food

While feeding your mind, we’ll feed your stomach with food from regenerative and organic farmers across Alberta. We are committed to farmers who are growing nutrient dense food that is good for people and good for the land.

Speakers

Check back as we confirm more speakers and topics.

Friday, Jan. 31

Value of Legumes and Forages in Building Soil Productivity – Jeff Schoenau, University of Saskatchewan

Soil Testing on Organic and Ecological Farms Rob Dunn, Agrologist

Organic Grain Marketing – Brenda Tjaden, Sustainable Grain

Made in Alberta: Organic Agronomy Research – Dr. Monika Gorzelak, Dr. Frank Larney, Dr. Hiroshi Kubota, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

Livestock Marketing Bryce Lebrau, Prairie Pristine Organics

Saturday, Feb. 1

Regenerating your land and growing your profits: An Intro to Holistic Management – Dana Penrice, Holistic Management Canada

Regenerative Tools to Help Your Farm: Producer Panel on planned grazing, cover cropping, multi-species grazing

Farm Clubs: Building a community of practice around regenerative and organic farming – Holistic Management Canada and Organic Alberta

Sunday, Feb. 2

Lessons for the Future of Farming and Ranching after 100 Podcast Interviews – Clay Conry, Working Cows Podcast

Understanding wealth generation on the farm: growing financial capital through ecological capital – Bluesette Campbell, Holistic Management Canada

Keeping rural communities alive, building community through food and farm experiences. – Ian Griebel, Dana Blume, Jenna and Brett Hauck, Nikki Wiart, Prairie Pasture Project

Benchmarking: Setting up Ecological Monitoring on Your Farm and Opportunities in the Land to Market Program – Dana Penrice, Prairie Pasture Savory Hub

Trade Show and Sponsorship Opportunities:

This conference is the biggest gathering of Alberta’s organic producers. Bringing in 450+ attendees from a growing agriculture industry, this is an event your company cannot afford to miss.

Our top sponsors receive prime spaces in our centrally-located trade show, where participants walk by throughout the day. Reserve early to ensure your spot for this year.

Children’s Program

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”. Holistic Management is committed to supporting the next generation and offers an educational children’s program at our conference so they can learn alongside us. For questions contact Dana at coordinator@holisticmanagement.ca or call 780-914-6282.