The MOSES Conference brings together a lively group of farmers, activists, educators, students and professionals. Along with stimulating workshops and exhibits, the conference offers a great slate of activities to keep the joint jumping!


Music and Dancing

Thursday Night Kick-Off Party and Dance

Thursday  9 – 11 p.m. | Gathering Hall

Perennial conference favorites, The Organic Pheromones, join us again to celebrate the 30th at the Kick-Off Thursday. The band includes John Navazio, Glen Borgerding, David Edminster, Gene Mealhow, and Martin Diffley.   Their certified organic blues, rock, and country 2-step classics will have everyone moving to a regenerative vibe!

This will be great way to get things rolling, and just one more reason to join us on Thursday.

Friday Night Dance – Contra and Square Dance with the Frog Slough String Band

Friday 8 – 11 p.m. | Gathering Hall
Sue Hulsether calls the dances while Frog Slough String Band plays Appalachian-style music that’s sure to set your toes a tapping. New to this type of dancing? You’ll be a pro in no time under Sue’s expert tutelage. Come on down and loosen your limbs as you dance with your farmer friends.

Cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and features Hoch’s Organic Hard Cider and special cocktails with Prairie Organic Spirits!


The Keynotes on Friday on Saturday will again be “warmed up” by the always interesting Synister Dane and the Cosmonuts.  Make your way to the Gathering Hall a little early as they help set the mood.


Film Screenings

Thursday-Saturday  |  Film Screenings Room, South Hall Upper Level

Once again, we feature a line-up of fantastic films about food and farming designed to fuel the fire, inform and inspire. The entire schedule will be posted soon.

This year we are happy to be screening two special films, and to have the film makers joining us for a panel discussion and Q&A.

Thursday Feb. 21, 8-10 pm  Evolution of Organic

We are excited to be able to share the film Evolution of Organic and have a discussion with the film maker Mark Kitchell following.  This is part of our kick-off festivities on Thursday evening.

The film tells the stories of some of the very early adopters and pioneers of organic farming in California, and how they, like our own pioneers here in the Driftless, invented a new and better way to farm.  It is another important organic creation story, and one we are proud to feature.

Friday Feb. 22,  8-10 pm  Dreaming of a Vetter World

MOSES is honored to host the Wisconsin premiere of a very special documentary, Dreaming of a Vetter World. This beautiful film tells the story of the Vetters–2011 MOSES Farm Family of the Year. With historical context and an eye to the future, we follow David Vetter’s path from “weirdo” to award-winner. The MOSES community will relate to David’s struggle to be an advocate of change and an environmental ethicist in the Midwest! It’s also a story about love, hope, family, and place; an inspiring example of perseverance and doing what you know is right–against all odds.

David Vetter and filmmaker Bonnie Hawthorne will be on hand for a don’t-miss panel discussion with Theresa Podoll, Ken Roseboro, and a surprise guest or two!

Cash bar upstairs near the Screening Room featuring Hoch’s Organic Hard Cider and special cocktails with Prairie Organic Spirits!



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