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Western CT State University
181 White Street,
Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~ 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2016 ~ 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
New this year!
Our Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference is evolving into a second conference day on Sunday, March 14th. We will be offering a series of six, 2.5 hour in-depth diverse workshops.
CT NOFA is very pleased to announce our 2016 Winter Conference Keynote will be Travis Marcotte, Executive Director of the unique and highly successful Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont.
Travis brings skills from his diverse and international background to Intervale Center, focusing on strengthening integrated food systems of Vermont. Intervale runs a food hub, has twelve farm operations, manages 350 acres of Community access lands, runs a native tree/shrub nursery and conservation project and more. Prior to joining the Intervale Center in 2006, Travis worked in agriculture and community economic development in Vermont, Central America and the Caribbean. Travis graduated from the University of Vermont Community Development and Applied Economics program. He also received a Master’s degree in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis.
Travis grew up on his grandparents’ dairy farm in Charlotte, Vermont. He currently lives in a farmhouse in Fletcher, Vermont, where he raises chickens, vegetables and pigs with his partner Sue, their sons and new baby daughter.
Sponsor & Advertising Opportunities
Interested in featuring your business before a wide audience? Our sponsor packages include a variety of options and can be viewed HERE. To sign up today, click HERE.
We are now accepting proposals for 2016 Winter Conference workshops. Click HERE for more information and a link to the form.
Workshops confirmed to date can be viewed HERE.
Vendors & Exhibitors
Interested in becoming a vendor or exhibitor? Last year’s conference attracted over 800 passionate organic-minded individuals, and we expect greater numbers this year. Click HERE for details and a registration form.
Bellas Alpacas Farm
Natural Family Health, LLC
Paul's Custom Pet Food LLC
Raven's Edge, LLC
SOPHIA Natural Health Center
Schedule of Events
The Saturday schedule consists of three 75-minute workshop sessions, a morning keynote speaker, and time during the lunch break to visit all the great vendors and exhibitors.
Coming in early December.
Details to be announced.
Many of our sponsors, exhibitors, workshop presenters and attendees donate wonderful products and services for our popular raffle, which are beautifully displayed on the day of Winter Conference. Please consider donating a prize!
2015 Conference Highlights
Conference media coverage:
Laura Modlin's A Return to Simple conference blog post
Many conference photos can be seen on our Facebook page
Snow Date March 13, 2016
CT NOFA's 34th Annual Winter Conference is being brought to you in cooperation with Western Connecticut State University and its Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies.