GETTING STARTED IN ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE

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

Organic Conference In Connecticut LogoThis 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.

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