BTYR Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BACK TO YOUR ROOTS 2021: Reshaping Communities through Regenerative Agriculture
EROS, Louisiana (June 9, 2021) - Campti Field of Dreams will host Back to Your Roots 2021: Reshaping
Communities through Regenerative Agriculture, September 9 through 11, 2021 at Bossier Parish
Community College in Bossier City, Louisiana.
The 3-day conference has much to offer those with interests in gardening and sustainable agriculture. This
year's theme, Reshaping Communities through Regenerative Agriculture covers topics ranging from local
food production to community and economic development. Online registration is open, and space is limited.
To register visit www.camptifieldofdreams.net.
This year's Masters Series features Daniel Mays. "We are excited to have Daniel share his model of
agroecological farming - farming at a human scale. If growing food for yourself, family, friends or community
is of interest, then this is the place to be, said Donna Isaacs, executive director of Campti Field of Dreams.
Daniel Mays, author of The No-Till Organic Vegetable Farm: How to Start and Run a Profitable Market
Garden That Builds Health in Soil, Crops, and Communities, will provide a 2-Day technical series on
organic vegetable production. Daniel Mays runs Frith Farm in southern Maine, where he has been growing
vegetables commercially using no-till methods since 2011. He holds a master's degree in environmental
engineering and shares his holistic approach to agriculture along with a unique set of regenerative growing
practices.
The pre-conference North Louisiana Farm Tour features a diverse group of farming operations. Konda
Mason, founder and executive director of Jubilee Justice, will facilitate a panel discussion on Fostering a
New Generation of Black Farmers. Rhonda DeCambre, Associate Dean of Students, North Carolina
Central University will share an award-winning urban farming program for public housing residents.
The registration fee for the 3-Day conference is $85 to offset the cost of meals. Conference registration
includes the farm tour, lunch all three days, welcome reception, and Friday night dinner with live
entertainment. There will be USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and
Rural Development representatives onsite to provide information on their technical and financial assistance
programs. These include, but are not limited to, grants for high tunnels; cost sharing on fencing, forage
seeding, wells, livestock pipelines, heavy use areas and ponds.
This event is brought to you Campti Field of Dreams in partnership with USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service, the Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation, and Bossier Parish Community College. For
more information about the conference and to register online, visit www.camptifieldofdreams.net.
About Campti Field of Dreams, Inc.
Campti Field of Dreams, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in
underserved communities through cultural heritage, green rehabilitation, local food production, and
sustainable entrepreneurship initiatives. For more information, contact: Donna Isaacs, 318-521-4998,
donna@camptifieldofdreams.org.