This year the conference returns to Western Colorado, home to a vibrant and growing Biodynamic community located in two main valleys. The North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River boasts near perfect fruit and grape growing conditions and is home to the largest total acreage of certified organic farms in the state of Colorado. The Roaring Fork and Crystal River Valleys are home to organic and biodynamic diversified farms of varying size, cattle and haying operations, and scenic vistas under the majestic face of Mt Sopris, all at high altitude growing conditions. We are most grateful to our major conference sponsors, The Learning Council and Valley Organic Growers Association, who partner to provide sustainable agriculture education year round. Members and supporters will provide local, organic, and biodynamic produce, meat, eggs, dairy, and value added products for our conference.