CT NOFA GETTING STARTED IN ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE January 28, 8:30am - 4:00pm, 2012. At the Connecticut Forest and Park Association Meeting Space - 16 Meriden Road, Rockfall, CT This conference is targeted to beginning farmers who choose to farm organically and established farmers who are converting their operations to organic. Speakers and topics include: Dina Brewster, The Hickories in Ridgefield, CT - Marketing Models; Duncan Cox, Baystate Organic Certifiers - Organic Certification; Shannon Raider, Common Ground High School, New Haven, CT - Greenhouses; Bryan O'Hara, Tobacco Road Farm, Lebanon, CT - TBA; Jiff Martin & Jennifer McTiernan - Land Access and Leasing. Registration is $30 for CT NOFA members, $40 for non-members. Scholarships are also available for new farmers - view the application here: http://ctnofa.org/events/Getting%20Started/2012_getting_started_scholarship.html. Lunch will be potluck, so attendees are encouraged to bring along their favorite dish to prepare. Co-sponsored by CT NOFA, UConn & RMA. For more information please visit: http://ctnofa.org/events/Getting%20Started/2012_getting_started_conference_page.html and call the office at 203-888-5146 to register.