Research & Education

Annual Seminar – Growing Crops Regeneratively

February 8, 2024. Guest speakers John Kempf and Ray Archuleta. Join us for a day of learning.

John Kempf, founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, is an expert in plant nutrition and immunity, biology, and creating desired financial and nutritional outcomes in farming. He will be discussing how nutrition and farming methods effect plant immunity, the exciting advancements that are being made in the testing and enhancing of soil biology and DNA, and how to substantially increase the viability, germination, and emergence of any seed — using a newly-released seed treatment.

Ray Archuleta, Co-Founder of Understanding Ag, is an expert in cover cropping and is passionate about teaching farmers how to steward the soil and plant ecosystem for maximal benefits. He will be discussing the advantages and interpretation of Haney testing, how to rebuild biology after tillage events, and the basics of transitioning into no-till vegetable production.

Afternoon Q&A with both John Kempf and Ray Archuleta.
Bring your questions, take home an answer. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from both John’s and Ray’s perspectives.

Location: Ephrata Business Center, 400 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522

Registration at 8:00.
Adjourning at 3:00

Lunch and snacks provided.

$40 per person if preregistered by February 2nd. Pay at door.
$45 for walk-ins & late registrations.

717-354-2115

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