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This Program is a cooperative effort of CT NOFA, the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, and the Risk Management Agency/USDA.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Thanks also to Millstone Farm for hosting our keynote!

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33rd Annual Winter Conference

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(sno date Mar. 8)
Western CT State University
Midtown Campus
181 White Street, Danbury
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

 

 

Local and Organic Since 1982!

CT NOFA's Winter Conference is Connecticut's largest food, agriculture and sustainability conference and will be back for a second year at Western Connecticut State University's Midtown Campus in Danbury - a terrific venue.  Join us to discuss the future of sustainable farming, celebrate local food and much more.

In between workshops, attendees can visit with over 70 vendors, farmers and exhibitors featuring local foods, crafts, books, and sustainability initiatives.  Our legendary raffle will return with prizes that include garden supplies, Connecticut grown and crafted goods, exciting services and more.

In the event of inclement weather and the university closes, the snow date is March 8, 2015.

We are proud to announce our 2015 Keynote!

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Dr. Kristine Nichols

Rodale Institute Chief Scientist

"Regenerative Agriculture for Soil & Climate Health"

 

 



SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITES

We invite you to support Connecticut's largest sustainable food conference. Extensive outreach statewide and beyond prior to the event exposes your company to your target market on print materials, both traditional and social media, and provides you with an audience of 900 people on Conference day.

Details on sponsorship and advertising HERE.

The sponsor and advertising commitment form can be found HERE.

VENDORS & EXHIBITORS

Interested in being an exhibitor? Details HERE.

Confirmed vendors
Artscape Organic-Care
Astrum Solar
Baystate Organic Certifiers
Benedict’s Home & Garden
Bethany Homecrafts
Bitta-Blue Body from Bitta-Blue Farm
Connecticut Farm Bureau
ConnFACT - Connecticut Families Against Chemical Trespass
Cricket Hill Garden
Farm2Jars
FarmToYou.com
Farm Credit East
Green Earth Ag and Turf
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Natureworks
Progressive Asset Management Group
PurePoint Energy
Rainbow Kids
Rocky Corner Cohousing
Specialty Agricultural Products
Sweet Sage Bakery
Swift Farms
Taproot Threads
University of Connecticut
Viridian Green Energy
Working Lands Alliance

RAFFLE

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!

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WORKSHOPS

Here's a peek at some of the workshops ~ for a complete list of confirmed workshops, click HERE

Meristem: Learning how to love the land, a house, and each other - Mike Nadeau, Wholistic Land Care Consulting

Foraging & Raising Mushrooms - Alec Gifford

Film: "GMO OMG! Is this the end of real food?" - Carol Peringer and Christine O’Day, ConnFACT - Connecticut Families Against Chemical Trespass

REGISTRATION

You'll have the option to pay with a credit card or mail in a form with a check.

Registration Fees:

EARLY REGISTRATION ~ Ends February 7, 2015 TOTAL
non member $55 plus $15 lunch $70
member $45 plus $15 lunch $60
student/farm intern/apprentice $30 plus $15 lunch $45
Kids 12 and under-free plus $8 lunch $8
volunteer -$10 off

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS/WORKSHOPS

8:30 to 9:30 ~ Registration
9:30 to 10:45 ~ Workshop I
11:00 to 12:30 ~ Keynote
12:30 to 2:15 ~ Lunch
2:15 to 3:30 ~ Workshop II
3:45 to 5:00 ~ Workshop III

Workshops descriptions will be posted as they are confirmed, with final listings available February 1, 2015. You don't have to choose workshops when you register for the Conference. On the day of the Conference you'll receive a program booklet with complete workshop descriptions, times and room numbers.

There will be some outdoor walking between buildings, so please plan to dress for the weather.

AOLCP Credit: CT NOFA's Organic Land Care Program educates and accredits Organic Land Care Professionals. Certain Winter Conference workshops provide continuing education credit for CT NOFA's Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCP's), and it will be possible for you to earn a total of 4 credits that day.

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Once again, some of Connecticut's most creative chefs are going to make lunch for you. More to come!

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CT NOFA's 33rd 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.