september 27-29TH, 2019, omsk
The First ISKCON Farming Conference in Russia
We are living in a time when the question of cow and soil protection is of an utmost importance. In March 2019 ISKCON authorities passed on a resolution which obliges each ISCKON center to draw up a plan by 2020 of how to supply Deities with milk products exclusively from the protected cows. At the First ISKCON Farming Conference in Russia we will be discussing how to bring this into life. Also the topics of how to create and maintain ISKCON farms and communities will be brought up. By the example of the Planet of the Cows eco-farm we will go into details on how to produce milk products, how to be profitable, we will bring about an issue of the relationships amongst the devotees and other questions.
Address
Russia,
Omsk region,
Ust'-Zaostrovka village,
1 Tsvetochnaya str.

Attendance fee
5000 rub.
Speakers
The following speakers will help us to go into the matter:
HM Chaitanya Chandra Charan prabhu
initiating ISKCON guru, GBC
HM Kalakantha prabhu
ISKCON Minister for agriculture
HM Valmiki prabhu
Regional secretary
HM Manibandha prabhu
Regional secretary
HM Vrajaraj prabhu and mataji Atipriya Vrindarani
Heads of the «Planet of the Cows» farm
Who should visit`?
those who want to open their own farm or a subsidiary of the Planet of the Cows eco-farm.
If you don't know a thing about agriculture, but you have a great desire to get a detailed knowledge of this topic, you can have access to a field-specific information and can escape many mistakes in the beginning.
ISKCON farmers
The Conference is a perfect place to exchange knowledge and insights. The experience in maintaining cows and growing eco-products is very important for other farmers, since it helps to save time and strength.
yatras that are planning to switch over to ahimsa milk products and eco-farm
By purchasing milk products in a supermarket we indirectly support cow slaughter. ISKCON leaders have been paying special attention to this issue during the last few years. Serial Prabhupad really wanted the devotees to live on the land in communities, wanted them to take care of cows and take up agriculture. It's high time to start taking steps in this direction.
dwellers of eco-farms and vaishnav communities.
A broad array of topics will be discussed at the conference, starting from the relationships inside a community, and ending with profitability of a settlement.
Agenda
Friday
27th of September
Day 1: round table discussion, conference opening

10 am - round table discussion: «Organic farming as a principle of a rural community development. Simple living, high thinking – a culture of living on the land". A meeting with main state officials in agriculture, tourism and culture, as well as some other invited guests.
3 pm - Opening of the conference:
- Opening speech dressed to the conference participants.
HM Chaitanya Chandra Charan prabhu.
- Getting to know each other.
- A presentation by The ISKCON Minister for agriculture, HM Kalakantha prabhu:
  1. What the Ministry does
  2. Srila Prabhupad's vision of agriculture
  3. Putting Serial Prabhupad's vision into practice
7 pm - Kirtan, class on Bhagavad-Gita
Saturady
28th of September
Day 2: lecture, Questions and answers session, tour around the farm.

44:30 am Mangala-arati
5 am Japa
7 am milking, milk straight from the cow
8 am Class on Srimad Bhagavatam
9 am Breakfast
10 am Lecture on «Varnashrama dharma – protection of the cows and land". HM Chaitanya Chandra Charan prabhu
1 pm A tour around the farm "Varnashrama put to practice". HM Vrajaraj prabhu.
2 pm Lunch, Leisure time
4 pm Roundtable discussion, Discussion where all the speakers participate. Q&A session on the topic "How to live happily on the land with cows?» Hosted by HM Valmiki prabhu.
7 pm Kirtan, class on Bhagavad-Gita
Sunday
29th of September
Day 3: lecture, Questions and answers session, tour around the farm.

4:30 am Mangala-arati
5 am Japa
7 am milking, milk straight from the cow
8 am Class on Srimad Bhagavatam
9 am Breakfast
10 am Lecture on «Varnashrama dharma – protection of the cows and land". HM Chaitanya Chandra Charan prabhu
1 pm A tour around the farm "Varnashrama put to practice". HM Vrajaraj prabhu.
2 pm Lunch, Leisure time
4 pm Roundtable discussion, Discussion where all the speakers participate. Q&A session on the topic "How to live happily on the land with cows?» Hosted by HM Valmiki prabhu.
7 pm Festive Kirtan, theatricals
Register for the ISKCON farmers' conference
Attendance fee: 5000 roubles
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Hands-on training
After the end of the conference hands-on workshops on the following topics can be held:
Taking care of the cows
- how to feed, milk, heal the cows;
- how to get cow prepared for the calving;
- necessary conditions for maintaining a cow;
- preparing the fodder for the winter;
- costs structure for maintaining the cows.
Taking care of the land
- how to restore the soils;
- effective microorganisms technology;
- how to correctly use the cow manure in agriculture;
- cover crops and other technologies that help to restore the soil.
The self-sufficiency of a farm
- costs and profit structure;
- how to get state support;
- the most cost-efficient products;
- market outlets for the produce;
- role the donations play at the beginning
Growing vegetables
- what can you grow in Siberia;
- hot houses;
- how to process vegetables and keep your harvest.
Relationships
-how to correctly build the relationships between:
  1. farm (community) management and devotees living on the farm;
  2. devotees inside the farm;
  3. farm and yatra;
  4. farm and state authorities;
  5. farm and neighbours

Milk production
- what milk products can be produces not having to use special equipment;
- what milk products are the most cost-effective.
We will tech you how to make:
- condensed milk;
- cheese;
- curds;
- and other milk products.
Event is taking place at:
the «Planet of the Cows» eco-farm, Omsk region, Omsk district, Ust'-Zaostrovka village, 1 Tsvetochnaya str., +7 968 108 11 10 Ajita Kandarpa das