SARE’s 20th Anniversary Conference: The New American Farm: Advancing the frontier of sustainable agriculture


Date: March 25-27, 2008
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Facility: The award winning Westin Crown Center
Registration: Send your name and complete postal address to to receive registration materials in January 2008.

Innovative farming and grazing methods. Lucrative organic markets. Specialty crops. Community farmers markets. Sustainable farming is rapidly changing the face of American agriculture and rural life.

Come to the New American Farm Conference to find out more. State-of-the-art practitioners will be there – farmers, ranchers, teachers, researchers and students sharing work and experiences.

    • Tour local farms to see sustainable agriculture at work
    • Learn the ins and outs of quality marketing and production
    • Meet others, build partnerships
    • Help chart a course for 20 more years of SARE success!

What will you learn?

Expert practitioners from around the country will discuss current practices, such as:

    • Cutting costs with energy efficiency and renewables
    • Tapping new markets, adding value
    • Innovative cropping and grazing methods
    • Cutting edge pest management

Who should come?

SARE’s New American Farm conference is open to farmers, ranchers, teachers, researchers, students, advocates – or simply curious consumers. Anyone is welcome who wants to learn more about groundbreaking work in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of sustainable agriculture in America.

Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.


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