BioFarm 2020

NOTS highly-anticipated BioFarm Conference will take place online across November 9th – 13th 2020.

With the current uncertainty around in-person events, the decision has been made to move BioFarm 2020 to a completely online / interactive Conference. The event will take place across 5 days from Monday to Friday 9th – 13th November, from 4pm – 8pm.

Each day of the conference will have a specific theme centred around Biological / Regenerative Farming, and will feature a mix of Irish and international farming experts.

Each day, there will be a blend of live-streamed presentations from experts, roundtable in-person panel discussions, and interactive question and answer sessions.

Ticket Options:
Participants will have the opportunity of purchasing a full 5-day ticket, or individual tickets for each day.

  • 5-day All-Access Ticket – €50 – on sale now
    - 5-DAY TICKET - €50
  • 1-day tickets – Price TBC – on sale from September 21st
  • 5-day ticket for international / overseas delegates – €80 – on sale now

Speakers Confirmed:
NOTS have confirmed 3 acclaimed and highly-respected international speakers so far. More will be announced in the coming weeks, along with the day-by-day schedule breakdown.

Gabe Brown:
Gabe Brown is one of the most widely-revered and celebrated farmers in the field of  Regenerative Agriculture. In 1991, he took over a 1,760-acre farm outside Bismarck, North Dakota. Step by step, Gabe Brown included more Holistic Management and Regenerative practices. Today, he continues no-tilling, has added multi-species cover and companion crops, and has become an innovator in managed grazing techniques that allow most of his pastures a year of recovery time between feeding periods. Almost 30 years later, Brown runs a highly successful 5000 acre ranch. His acclaimed book Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture tells his story and is designed to be a guide for others.

Allan Savory:
Founder and President of the Savory Institute, Allan Savory is the pioneer and originator behind Holistic Management, and a worldwide leader on the principles of regenerative agriculture. Born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa, Mr Savory progressed the ideas of a systems thinking approach to managing land resources using livestock. He received  the 2003 Banksia International Award, and noted farmer Joel Salatin wrote, “History will vindicate Allan Savory as one of the greatest ecologists of all time.”

Dr Christine Jones:
Keynote speaker at last year’s BioFarm conference, Dr Jones has worked for decades with innovative farmers – including the DANÚ Group in Ireland for the past 18 months. Native of Australia, Dr Jones has a distinguished record of implementing regenerative practices to enhance soils, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, water quality, and community and agricultural health. Dr Jones’ speech at BioFarm 2019 was widely praised by the Irish audience in Portlaoise last November.

Nicole Masters:
New Zealand-born Nicole Masters is an independent agroecologist, systems thinker and educator. Nicole is recognized as a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker on the topic of soil health, and supports farmers in taking their operations to the next level in nutrient density, profitability and environmental outcomes. She is one of a growing number of people who are facilitating a rapidly expanding world of quality food production and biological economies.

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