Faculty, Staff, and Students Bike to the Farm for an annual potluck

Full Conference Schedule &
Full Conference Abstracts
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Learn. Engage. Get Your Hands Dirty.

Seeding the Future includes opportunities for networking, workshops, presentations, and keynote lectures on a variety of topics.  The conference is arranged into four “tracks” which will allow you to tailor your experience to the topics best suited to your program needs and interests.  All four tracks are designed for faculty, staff, student, and community participation.

The Friday afternoon sessions will be held at the College Farm, and focus on hands-on skills and highlights of best-practices from our 180 acre working farm. Saturday sessions will be held on the Dickinson main campus, and feature a variety of interactive, presentation, and panel discussions for the leaders in college farming, dining, and sustainable community building from around the U.S.

Student workers harvest from the College Farm

You may chose to follow one track to follow throughout the conference, or attend different sessions during each slot – the choice is up to you!

Poster Session: Your Chance to Present

Students, faculty, and college farm workers who are engaged in connecting college farms and gardens and have their ideas to share about best practices, new innovations, or connecting to the curriculum, are invited to submit abstracts to present their work in the Poster Session, held Friday 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm.

Learn more about how to submit a poster for the conference!

Volunteers lend a hand on "Weed and Feed Fridays"

Conference Overview

Friday, October 14, 2011: Participants should plan to arrive between 9:30am-11:30am (EST) at Dickinson College for check-in, registration, and lunch. The conference officially begins with a welcome address at Noon.  The afternoon sessions will be hands-on workshops at the College Farm at Dickinson College, followed by the poster session, and panel address during a local and sustainable foods dinner.

Hoe-Down Music Night: Friday night features a foot-tapping, boot-stomping hoe-down; don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Chickens (and eggs!) can be incorporated into a holistic farming approach

Saturday October 15th, 2011: A full day of workshops, presentations, and events, including a family-style lunch and discussion, and the keynote speaker. Conference activities will close at 5:00 pm  to be followed by a Twilight Tour of the Dickinson College Organic Farm which will end at 6:00 pm.


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