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
Virtual Conference General Admission - Free
*Registration is Required
Full Conference General Admission - $85
(Includes All Technical Sessions, Farm Tours, Lunches, Welcome Reception, and Farm-to-Table Dinner)
*Seats are limited to 100 participants
*COVID Guidelines and social distancing will be practiced
Technical Session 1 Day Pass - $25
Technical Session 2 Day Pass - $40
(Includes Lunch both days)
Farm to Table Dinner Only - $35
BTYR 2021 Conference Hotels
- 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.