Come to celebrate the newest wave of farmers, ranchers, gardeners, educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, chefs, advocates, beekeepers, cheese-makers, butchers, grocers, foodies, vintners, and food lovers!

Hear from inspiring and thought-provoking speakers

Founder of Angelic Organics,
Star of the Documentary The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Founder and Owner of
Kamut International, Kraklin Kamut, and The Oil Barn
Founder of Montana Flour & Grain

Founder of Essex Farm
Author of The Dirty Life

Founder of Sustainable Settings
Co-Founder of Biodynamic Source

Founder of Culinary Crafts

Have Your Art Featured at This Year's Art Exhibit!

Art Works Gallery is proud and excited to be curating the art exhibit – Art for the HeART. As part of the Conference, a screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John will be shown. It is with the inspiration of Red Acre Center’s mission and farmer John Peterson’s contribution to CSA farming, that we are seeking art for this exhibit. Art in a wide range of genres will be considered.

This is an open call. There is no submission fee. Artist will be notified of inclusion by early January (or sooner). Art needs to be framed and wired for hanging (no sawtooth hanging hardware) and received by January 22, 2020.

Inquire via email at or learn more at


Gather before the busiest throes of harvest season begin!

Kindle friendships, opportunities and partnerships hard to find in rural areas, uniting an oftentimes disparate movement– especially for a new wave of agrarians lured to farming not just by tradition but by a vision for a healthier food system and a passion for the land.

Connect with farmers and like-minded folks, collaborate and find the resources needed to thrive within local food webs, stimulate stronger local economies and sustain our natural resources.


Much can be learned online, reading, researching, but sometimes you just gotta be there! It’s not so much about what was said as what you heard!

Learn from inspiring keynotes, unique speakers from far and near, interesting workshops and all you encounter and experience while attending.


Feeling inspired to make a change in your community?

Learn to utilize your local resources and return home with new connections, tools and inspiration to enhance your farm and empower your community.

By trading ideas and sharing knowledge, skills, notes and advice, you’ll return home from this synergetic weekend ready to get to work on establishing a collective buying club, a CSA, a farm or a farmers market, a skill sharing bank or a group to advocate policy reform. Together we can make the changes we need to build a successful, healthy and thriving local food economy. And we’re pretty confident that you’ll do a good job of it!

Stay Connected

The Conference is a unique opportunity for smaller-acreage producers, small commercial farmers and homesteaders to gain insight and unite for 3 days to engage in conversations, workshops, activities, farm tours and meals.

Thank you to our conference photographer, Broken Banjo Photography
Close Menu