Join Us For BTYR 2021!

A 100% Outdoor Event




BTYR 2021

Back To Your Roots, 2021 is pleased to bring you nationally renown Masters in their fields along with other academics, farmers, ranchers, and value-added producers to share their knowledge as we work together to rebuild our local food system. Join us for a transformational event!
The goals of the conference are:

  • Advance sustainable agriculture as a tool for community revitalization in parishes facing persistent poverty by rebuilding the local food system and supporting other creative placemaking initiatives.
  • Educate the public on the environmental benefits of organic production and the mutually beneficial programs provided by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
  • Inspire a new generation of farmers.Last, but definitely not least, dispel the myth that you can't make money farming!

THE NEED: Rebuild Our Local Food System, The Backbone Of Rural Economies

THE FACTS: Persistent Poverty Is Stifling Our Rural Communities

THE ANSWER: Empower A New Generation Of Farmers With Models That Are Financially Lucrative, Replicable And Scalable To Infuse Innovation And Sustainable Entrepreneurship Into Our Rural Economies

We Welcome Young Farmers!

  • Young farmers, 12 and under may accompany a parent/guardian at no additional charge.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available.
  • Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Donna Isaacs at 318-521-4998 prior to the meeting or event.

Event subject to the large gathering guidance due to COVID-19.