CT NOFA’s Annual Winter Conference is the premier event where farmers, landscapers, foodies, gardeners, and community leaders convene to learn innovative practices, share ideas, and network with others!
The 2016 Winter Conference was a huge success - over 840 people attended and included nearly 100 vendors and 25 sponsors! Thank you to all who attended and supported the event!
2017 WORKSHOP PRESENTERS ~ APPLY NOW:
Do you or someone you know have an organic farm, garden or landscape? Are you using an innovative technique that you would like to share with others? We are looking for creative, energetic people like you to be a Workshop Presenter at CT NOFA’s 35th Annual Winter Conference!
We are currently accepting applications to be a Workshop presenter. The deadline to apply is December 15 and are considered on a rolling basis (so don't delay)!
Please use this online form to apply to be a 2017 CT NOFA Winter Conference Workshop Presenter.
The Saturday schedule consists of workshop sessions, a keynote speaker, and time during lunch to visit all the great vendors and exhibitors. At the Conference you'll receive a program booklet with complete workshop descriptions, room numbers and additional conference information.
- Keynote speaker plus dozens of workshops designed for organic farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, good food advocates, and local food fans!
- Nearly 100 food and farm exhibitors
- A locally-sourced lunch! Some of Connecticut's most creative and generous chefs are going to make lunch for you. The amazing 2016 lunch was sponsored by: Barcelona, Kawa Ni, The Whelk, New Morning Market, Sugar & Olives, Wave Hill Breads, Plan B, Sodexo and Mill Street Bar & Table plus organic tea sponsored by Harney & Sons and organic, locally-roasted coffee tasting sponsored by Shearwater Coffee Roasters.
THANK YOU TO EACH & EVERY ONE OF YOU!
· In-depth classes on grants for Getting Started in Organic Farming, intensive veggie growing, value added products, how to apply for organic certification and more!
2017 Conference Registration will open December 1, 2016!
Past Vendors & Exhibitors (March 2016)
Interested in applying to vend or exhibit at the 2017 conference, let us know ASAP! Send the staff an email or leave a message in the office.
2016 vendors & exhibitors included:
Animal Welfare Approved
Artscape Organic-Care, LLC
B4 & After Farm/Oui Charcuterie
Baystate Organic Certifiers
Bellas Alpacas Farm
Benedict’s Home & Garden
BioSafe Systems, LLC
Carol Monnerat LLC Artisan Truffles
Citizens' Climate Lobby (Manchester, CT chapter)
Connecticut Beekeepers Association
Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
Connecticut Farm Energy Program
Connecticut Farmland Trust
Cricket Hill Garden
Dales Dollar Plants
Direct Energy Solar
Eastern Insurance Associates
Farm Credit East
FRESH Farm Aquaponics
Glynwood | Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator
Go Organic, LLC
Green Earth Ag and Turf, LLC
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Jordan Energy and Food Enterprises
Lyric Hill Farm
Manzi Insurance Associates
National Organic Coalition
Nationwide Insurance/Jim Eagan Agency
Natural Family Health, LLC
Natureworks Horticultural Services
New CT Farmer Alliance
New England Farmers Union
Nutmeg Naturals, LLC
NYR ORGANIC - Soulbyrd Therapies, LLC
Organic Mechanics Soil Company
Paul's Custom Pet Food LLC
Progressive Asset Management
Protect Our Pollinators
Raven's Edge, LLC
Rocky Corner Cohousing
Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters
Slow Food Shoreline
SOPHIA Natural Health Center
Specialty Agricultural Products, LLC
Sweet Peet Organic Mulch
Sweet Sage Bakery
Traditional Health First
UConn Master Composter Program
Wellscroft Fence Systems, LLC
Worden Wellness Center
Working Lands Alliance
Interested in applying to vend or exhibit at the 2017 conference, let us know ASAP! Send the staff an email (email@example.com) or call Alex in the office.
Directions to the WCSU Midtown Campus
Parking: you may park for free in either of the two parking garages on campus. MAP
CT NOFA's 35th 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.
This Program is a cooperative effort of CT NOFA, UConn Extension, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the Risk Management Agency/USDA.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.