2017 Keynote Speakers

Michael Phillips

Organic Orchardist

Friday Keynote

Michael Phillips is known across the country for helping people grow healthy fruit. The “community orchard movement” that he helped found provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a medicinal herb farm in northern New Hampshire. Michael’s newest book, Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility, will be available in March 2017.

Dr. Don M. Huber

Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University

Saturday Keynote

For 55 years Dr. Huber has focused on the epidemiology and control of soilborne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, nutrient-disease interactions, pesticide-disease interactions, physiology of host-parasite relationships and techniques for rapid microbial identification.   He has focused his work on the effects of Glyphosate(the main ingredient in Monsantos’s Round Up) on biological systems in soil and humans alike.