Conference SPEAKERS

Join us for the 10th Annual OAK Conference! 

VIRTUAL - January 26-30, 2021

Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms: Reshaping Kentucky with Organics

Local and national speakers share practical tools and resources on topics, including forage and livestock, row crops, produce production, climate and agriculture, human health, racial equity in agriculture, agroforestry, the business of farming, seed sovereignty and more. The conference brings together more than 450 participants, including farmers, academics, ag professionals, businesses and good food and farming advocates from Kentucky and beyond to build resilient and healthy food systems.

The 2021 program features more than 25 educational sessions, multiple keynote speakers, Farmer Roundtables, and a virtual Trade Show. From the experienced farmer to the beginning farmer, from field production to pastured poultry, #OAK2021 will have something for everyone. Speakers are listed below, and details of their sessions are found on the Agenda page.



Leah Penniman

Soul Fire Farm

Jean-Martin Fortier

The Market Gardener

Judith Schwartz

Author and Storyteller

Dr. Daphne Miller

Medical Doctor and Author on Food & Health

Will Harris

White Oak Pastures

Invited speakers

Adam Barr

Barr Farms

John Bell

Elmwood Stock Farms

Beth Bridgeman

Antioch College

Justin Duncan

National Center for Appropriate Technology

Andre Faul

Faul Family Riverside Farm

Sarah Flack

Sarah Flack Grazing Consulting

Elaine Ingham

Dr. Elaine’s Soil Food Web School

Krista Jacobsen

UK Sustainable Agriculture

Brian Luck


Jeff Mattocks


Daniel Mays

Frith Farm

Pete Palumbo

La Finca Berries

Anna Raines

Rains and Sun Farm

Erin Silva

OGRAIN / UW-Madison

Jennifer Walser

USDA NRCS - Kentucky

Elizabeth Whitlow

Regenerative Organic Alliance

Matt Wilson

Grow Appalachia

Jeff & Lisa Windhorst

Spade and Table Farm

OAK's Farming Community