Save the Date for the 2017 GPOF Conference!
Date: December 12 - 13, 2017
Location: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey
Tracks, Speakers, and Keynote Speakers currently in the works!
What is the GPOF Conference?
The GPOF Conference is focused on advanced organic production practices for beginning and transitional organic farmers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. We offer in-depth presentations on organic farming by speakers from universities and institutions, successful organic farmers and farm industry representatives dedicated to organic production. Learn more here.
Former 2016 Keynote Speaker, Gary Zimmer
Gary Zimmer is Co-Founder, President and Chief Visionary Officer of Midwestern BioAg. Known as the "father" of biological agriculture, Zimmer is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He owns Otter Creek Organic Farm, a family-operated, award-winning 1,000 acre farm near Lone Rock, WI, and has been on the board of Taliesin Preservation Inc. since 2011. Zimmer is the author of two books, The Biological Farmer and Advancing Biological Farming, and numerous articles on soils and livestock nutrition. Zimmer holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in Dairy Nutrition from the University of Hawaii.