The 2016 Redeeming the Dirt Conference


Does God care how we farm?

Can following Jesus involve gardening?

Could agriculture help us more effectively minister to the needs of others?

Come find out at the 2016 Redeeming the Dirt Conference in Gadsden, Alabama!

Click HERE to Register!

Join other Christian farmers, gardeners, and agrarians from around the country and world as we seek to learn how to better express our love for Jesus through the way we tend the land. The goal of this conference is to encourage, challenge, inspire, and equip followers of Jesus to impact our communities and nation through agriculture.

At the Redeeming the Dirt Conference we will seek to:

1. Encourage Christian farmers to recognize how faithful stewardship of the land can be part of making disciples of Jesus Christ and glorifying God.

2. Encourage those in Christian ministry to consider the power of modeling the Gospel and helping the poor through Jesus-centered agriculture.

3. Provide practical training and tools for more productive, sustainable, and beautiful gardens and farms!


Joel Salatin: Farmer, Author, Speaker.  Come hear well known Christian farmer Joel Salatin share about his new book, “The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God’s Creation”. Discover the amazing productivity of production models that honor God’s design during Mr. Joel’s entertaining outdoor workshops. Learn more here.


Brian Oldreive: Founder of Foundations for Farming. Hear from this amazing man whose incredible farming practices and heart for the poor have helped thousands all over Africa feed themselves and come out of poverty! Be challenged by his amazing testimony that ranges from being an award winning farmer and manager of the second largest farm in Africa to losing everything he owned twice and pouring out his life for the poorest of the poor to show them the love of Jesus. Learn more.


Noah Sanders: Farmer, Author. I will be at the conference to share about my farming story and how God is teaching us to do everything to the Glory of God! Hear practical stories about learning how to run a farm, raise a family, and serve those around us. Learn more.


Save the Date! October 7th and 8th are the dates of the 2016 Redeeming the Dirt Conference.

Where is the Conference? The conference will be held at Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Gadsden, Alabama.

Click here to learn more about the Schedule for the conference!

Click here to learn more about Accommodations and Meals!

Learn More at the In-Depth Training! An optional in-depth training for those interested in being equipped as trainers in Christ-centered agriculture will be held on the 9th-11th at the Rora Valley Farms Training Station in Goodwater, Alabama.

Eat Lunch with Joel Salatin! You can also register for a special fund-raising lunch with Joel Salatin to help with the I Was Hungry Campaign for helping the poor come out of poverty. Just choose this option during registration.

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event!

Click HERE to Register!

What you will learn:tj201310012142-3.jpg
-The importance of agriculture in the Kingdom of God
-The impact a Christian worldview has on agriculture.
-How we can use agriculture to minister to others, both physically and spiritually.
-How God is using Christ-centered agriculture in Africa to change people’s lives, and how He can do the same in the United States.
-Examples of simple, proven agricultural methods that honor God’s design in Creation.
img_1054What you will do:
-Fellowship with other people from around the country and world who are passionate about Jesus and tending His land.
-Practice putting in a small garden plot without expensive machinery!
-Build a compost pile that produces a low-cost, quality, all-natural fertilizer
-Pray for and receive prayer from other farmers.
-Come up with an action plan for how you will use agriculture to impact your community.
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As we are working on the details of the 2016 Redeeming the Dirt Conference we are getting excited! We can’t wait to see everyone and hear from Joel Salatin, Brian Oldreive, and more! Be prepared to get dirty making compost and participating in the outdoor training classes!

For planning purposes it would help us out a lot to get people signed up as soon as possible. As a way of saying thank you for anyone signing up between now and the end of August we are offering a special promo code good for 20% off your registration fee. Just use coupon code RTD20 when you register. Coupon is only good through the end of August.

If you have any questions regarding details of the conference please feel free to contact us using our contact page.

Be sure to explore all the conference info under the menu heading at the top of this page.

Please make sure you tell any friends and family that might be interested in coming to join us in October! One of our attendees last year said that the one thing they would recommend doing differently this year is to invite more people! Share on Facebook or Twitter and receive $1 off when you register!

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Please be praying for all the planning and details that go into putting on an event like this. Also pray that the Lord would help get the word out so that those he wants to come would be able to hear about it. We are so thankful to the Lord for working out the details to make this event possible and look forward to what he does in our hearts through it!


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