SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, Inc. (NOFA-NY) is pleased to open registration for its 2021 Winter Conference!
NOFA-NY’s Winter Conference will take place virtually from January 16 – 23, 2021, offering eight days of online workshops, discussion groups, and entertainment. The conference also features the third biennial Northeast Organic Seed Conference, as well as NOFA-NY’s 2021 organic dairy programming.
“This year has shown the strength, ability, and generosity of NOFA-NY’s family to accomplish the hard work of not only producing the most nutritious foods for our community, but also supporting one another in the most challenging of times,” said Bethany Wallis, NOFA-NY’s Executive Director. “Whether you’re a longtime conference-goer or new to NOFA-NY, we look forward to connecting with all of you through our virtual conference this January 2021.”
Featured speakers include:
• Keynote speaker Laura Lengnick, founder and principal at Cultivating Resilience, LLC
• Northeast Organic Seed Conference keynote speaker Banu Subramaniam, Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
• 2021 NOFA-NY Farmer of the Year Brian Caldwell, founder of Hemlock Grove Farm and National Organic Standards Board member
Registrants can choose to attend the full conference or purchase a one-day pass. Sliding scale pricing is offered for full conference registrations. Scholarship funding is also available – scholarship applications must be submitted by November 27. Visit nofany.org/scholarships to apply.
Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are still available – visit nofany.org/conference to sign up!
Registration is open to all, whether you are a farmer, gardener, homesteader, or eater. To learn more and register for the conference, visit nofany.org/conference.
Founded in 1983, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) is the premier statewide organization growing a strong organic and sustainable agriculture movement in New York State. NOFA-NY provides education and assistance to local organic and sustainable farmers; connects consumers with farmers; advocates policies that support a sustainable food and farm system at both the state and federal levels; and is the largest USDA-accredited organic certifier in New York, certifying over 1,000 organic operations in the state. Learn more at www.nofany.org.
–Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York