Organic dairy and field crop education conference slated

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Join the Northeast Organic Farming Association Of New York (NOFA-NY) on Nov. 4, 2011 for our first Annual Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Syracuse, NY, featuring experienced organic keynote speakers: Ed Maltby, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, and Mary-Howell Martens, Owner of Lakeview Organic Grain, LLC. 

The following workshops will be presented at this year’s Organic Dairy and Field Crop Conference:

• Conscientious Care of Organic Dairy Animals-Hubert Karreman, VMD
• Diversifying Your Dairy with Local Organic Meats-Bill Eklund
• Diverse Grazing Practices- Nathan Weaver and Robert Zufall
• Crop Rotation, Cultivation and Weed Control in Row Crops-Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens
• Nutrient Density in Grain Crops-Kevin Engelbert & Professor Margaret Smith
• Healthy Soils for a Healthy Farm-Heather Darby and Dr. Cindy Daily
• Growing & Marketing Food-Grade Grains-Glenda Neff, Elizabeth Dyck and Thor Oechsner 

NOFA-NY encourages new farmers and established conventional farmers interested in transitioning to organic to attend. NOFA-NY, Certified Organic LLC staff will be available throughout the day to answer certification questions. 

How to Register:
Register online at or register by phone with Katie, Membership & Registration Coordinator at (585) 271-1979 ext. 512.

Registration Costs:  *Early bird discount save $5 if you register before October 4th.
NOFA-NY Member: $35
Guests of NOFA-NY Member (2 person limit): $25 each
Non-Member: $55
Children 12 and under: Free

Lunch is an organic community potluck!   Please bring a dish to share.

This conference is partially made possible through the generous Founding Sponsorships of Horizon Organic and Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative. 

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