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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.

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33rd Annual Winter Conference

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Western Connecticut State University
Midtown Campus
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
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 and exhibitors featuring local foods, crafts, books, and sustainability initiatives.  The ever popular raffle will return with prizes that include garden supplies, Connecticut grown and crafted goods, exciting services and more.


We are proud to announce our 2015 Keynote!

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Dr. Kristine Nichols

Rodale Institute Chief Scientist

"Regenerative Agriculture for Soil and Climate Health"

A leading authority on mycorrhizal fungi. Her research has focused on soil microbiology, nutrient cycling, and soil aggregation to improve soil health and water quality.


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 and in 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.

**Sponsor the 2015 Winter Conference and receive 50% off sponsorship of the 2015 Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference! View the details HERE and the combined sponsorship form can be found HERE.


Details HERE.


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!


Presenters are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the CT NOFA Winter Conference. You can submit your proposal now. Details HERE.

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

Registration Fees:

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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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!


To be announced.

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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.