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Urban Agriculture Track Videos

Joel Salatin Keynote

Joel Salatin, 53, is a masterful speaker whose humor and positive energy guarantee a rewarding lecture. Salatin's family farm operation includes production of pastured poultry (eggs, broilers, turkeys), salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits and forestry products. The relationship marketing approach his family business has developed has made Polyface Farm the internationally recognized and strictly local farm it is today.

Nathan Haile

New Trends of Healthy Food Production

Can farmers and ranchers provide high-quality nutritional food without fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other inputs? Is it sustainable and profitable? How are other environmental factors affected? How does it affect us as consumers? Come learn the five simple principles guiding many innovative and profitable ag producers answering these questions! It’s all about the soil -- A real “Brown Revolution”!

Brandon Pollard

Texas Honey Bee Guild: The Buzz on Bees

Amanda Vanhoozier

Coppell Community Garden: Growing Food and Gardeners Since 1998

Ah, the possibilities of a little seed and a patch of ground! Add people, and community gardening provides abundant opportunities for sustainable agriculture; from organic gardening education and ecological principles to improved nutrition and community building. Come get inspired to join hands with others and dig in the dirt wherever you are planted.

Michael J. Sorrell, Paul Quinn College

Football Field to Food Garden: Lessons Learned

Planting tomatoes and arugula between the goal posts of the former football field wasn’t originally in Paul Quinn College’s strategic plan. But, compelled by a desire to improve the lives of the surrounding Highland Hills community by providing a source of fresh healthy produce to the residents, the college’s administration rolled up its sleeves to establish the “WE over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College” in 2010. That was just the beginning. Come learn how Paul Quinn is expanding its efforts to combat the healthy food supply crisis in South Dallas.