Dear EFAO Community and Supporters,


As we face new and unprecedented challenges in the face of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that the need to connect, share ideas, and learn together is stronger than ever.


In light of continued health and safety guidelines, the 2020 EFAO Conference will run from November 30 to December 5 in a virtual event format. We are disappointed not to gather in person this year, but we look forward to the opportunity to dig into a new model and the opportunities it brings.


While these are challenging times, we are also presented with a rare opportunity to reimagine and rebuild a more ecological, healthy, and just agriculture and food system in Ontario. We hope this will shine through as the focus of this year’s conference.


What you can expect as part of this year’s virtual conference:

  • A combination of live and pre-recorded sessions, including plenaries;
  • Technical discussion sessions drawing from the incredible and diverse expertise in Ontario;
  • Multiple ways to connect and share with the ecological farming community;
  • Sponsorship opportunities that allow participants to connect with organizations and businesses that will support their work.


We hope you will complete a short survey to help guide our planning and ensure that we host an accessible and engaging virtual event.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out at with ideas or questions.  We look forward to a great event, and to learning and sharing together this fall!

The EFAO Staff Team