Date and Time: Saturday, January 30th, 2010, 8:30-4:00 Location: Jones Auditorium, Connecticut Ag. Experiment Station: 123 Huntington St., New Haven, CTCo-sponsored by CT NOFA, UConn & RMA The Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference draws both beginning farmers who choose to farm organically and established farmers who are converting their operations to organic. Our featured speaker will be Bob Muth, a SARE educator from New Jersey, and also of Muth Farm. Other speakers include: Dr. Tom Morris, a soil scientist at UConn and formerly from Rodale Farm; Dr. Kim Stoner, a vegetable entomologist from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, with extensive organic experience. Her talk is entitled “Organic Insect Pest Management for Vegetables” and will focus on strategies for insect pest management, including using timing to reduce pest damage, row covers as insect barriers, encouraging biological control agents and pollinators, and organic materials for insect management. Dina Brewster from The Hickories, an organic farm in Ridgefield, CT, will talk about record keeping. Don Franczyk, from Baystate Organic Certifiers, will discuss the organic certification process. Additonal speakers and details to follow. Fee: $30 for CT NOFA members, $40 for non-members. Please bring something for a potluck lunch! Click here for a printer-friendly registration form. Online registration is available here. For more information - including possible scholarships for qualifying individuals - call the CT NOFA office at 203-888-5146. For directions to the Agricultural Experiment Station, click here.