2021 OAK Conference

Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms: Reshaping Kentucky with Organics

January 26-30, 2021 

Thank you all for tuning in during the 10th Annual OAK Conference in late January. In this time of unprecedented challenges for our communities and incredible opportunities to strengthen local food systems, the need for exploring best practices, sharing challenges and success, and learning with and from one another is greater than ever - and it was inspirational to gather with you all!

To ensure our community stays safe and healthy through a global public health pandemic we made the hard decision to hold OAK's 10th Annual Conference online. While we missed the connectivity and energy of our in-person gathering, you all really showed up and we felt connected on this virtual platform and the conversations and deep learning were inspiring - offering good fuel and fodder for the season ahead. 

Conference session recordings available the first week of February! You can still register and have access if you missed the live event!


Conference sessions cover an array of production topics, regenerative organic agriculture, livestock management, marketing, systems thinking, and food systems change-making. Join us to hear from experienced farmers and national speakers in sessions and keynotes - and join in the conversation via Q&A and Farmer Roundtables. A Virtual Trade Show allows farmers to connect with the best technology, input suppliers, financial institutions, and educational resources. The Whova virtual platform offers networking and easy-to-use online interaction.

The event is a must for farmers, agriculture professionals, home gardeners, and anyone passionate about building more resilient food systems in Kentucky. Conference sessions provide useful tools, techniques, research and relationships for use on and off the farm.


NEW!  CEUs are available for Certified Crop Advisors, Cooperative Extension Agents (KERS), and Certified Pesticide Applicators (KDA).

#OAK2021 will take place over five days: January 26-30, 2021. We've moved the annual OAK Conference to the last week in January based on attendee feedback and other regional events. We look forward to sharing the experience with you as we kick off 2021!

Contact Brooke at brooke@oak-ky.org with event inquiries. 

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