“We had a lineup of great speakers, giving our attendees a learning environment like no other. If you want to learn, or just enjoy all the information on organic production, this was the place to be.
Tradd Cotter was spellbinding, Jeremy Lekich showed us how to grow organic edible landscape, Cindy Shapton kept us entertained and inspired on homestead gardens and herbs. Malachias Gaskin showed us his work on organic Warrior Gardens for our veterans and the important work he is doing for Vets all over the country. Dr. Nandwandi presented organic vertical gardening, we had workshops on organic certification, bramble production, organic chicken production, organic soil enhancement, organic weed control, and growing cover crops in hoop houses. Seventeen workshops in all and a tour of Crabtree Farms. It was 3 days of networking, sharing and learning enjoyed by all”.
There’s no such thing as “just a farmer.” A farmer is a lot of things: business executive, scientist, educator, mechanic, market analyst, publicist, conservationist and community leader. The new Pick TN Conference gives Tennessee farmers their best opportunity to explore the latest information and access the best resources for every facet of modern farm life, all in one event. Whether you grow an orchard, flowers, a corn maze, wine grapes, acres of produce or manage a farmers market, you can leave the Pick TN Conference with a whole new bag of tricks to make 2017 your best year ever. Keynote speaker: Jolene Brown is an award winning communicator, and an honored recipient of the Certified Speaking Professionals, the highest earned designation of speaking achievement worldwide! She’s known as a Champion for Agriculture, spreading her message at the podium, in magazines, on television, and on radio. She has also received the esteemed Legend of the Speaking Profession award from her peers in the speaking profession. Jolene is a walking-talking spokesperson and consultant for the family-owned business. With her keen insight and result-centered approach, she’s been invited to sit at lots of kitchen tables and family business meeting rooms. Jolene has learned what works and what doesn’t. She understands the unique challenges facing parents, siblings, in-laws and “outlaws” who work together.
“Integrated Pest Management, Goat and Sheep Production, Composting, Tomato Grafting, Alternative Washing Solutions, Hemp Production, Multi Species Grazing and much more.”