Book of Proceedings

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2022: $88,978.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2024
Grant Recipient: Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Lori Stern
In January 2023, a group of farmer leaders and agricultural educators joined me for a training on dialogue-based, learner-centered approaches to farmer education. This training foreshadowed a vision of the Open Space method coming to life at the annual Marbleseed Organic Farming Conference. Titled a “convergence,” this time at the conference would be the culmination and demonstration of farmer-led self-organized learning. We hope that this new dimension and process will continue to add to the magic of the Organic Farming Conference. It created a structure for meaningful networking and ideas exchange and the pages of this book are a reminder of what we shared as a community about what it means to move toward true “Farm/Farmer Viability”. I hugely appreciate all of you that shared your time and insights to create this Book of Proceedings. —Lori Stern, Executive Director at Marbleseed
Conference/Presentation Material
no name, Marbleseed
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
This product is associated with the project "Educational Methods for Farmer Self-Organizing"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.