NOFA/RI Winter Conference & Annual Meeting
The Past, Present & Future of Organics
February 16, 2014, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI
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NOFA/RI founders and early members will describe their reasons for starting this NOFA chapter and its continued relevance today. Our Annual Meeting will celebrate our 2013 achievements and announce plans for 2014. Enjoy a delicious potluck meal and join a breakout session with one of our speakers to hear about their successful specialty crop businesses or projects.
Other Winter Training & Conferences
2013 New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
December 17 – 19, Manchester, NH
RI’s own Andy Radin will moderate a panel on Winter Growing; Panelists will include Skip Paul of Wishing Stone Farm. Skip Paul will also speak on Brassica Production in RI. Jesse Rye of Farm Fresh Rhode Island will speak on using Direct Marketing. Heather Faubert of URI Extension will speak on trapping out Spotted Wind Drosophela and Blueberry Insect Identification. Polly & Mike Hutchinson of Robin Hollow Farm will speak on Cutting & Post-harvest Handling of Cut Flowers. Learn more here.
January 11, 2014, Worcester, Mass
Keynote: Mark Shepard, Restoration Agriculturalist
RI Nursery & Landscape Assocation Winter Meeting
January 16 – 17, 2014, URI Kingston
January 24 – 26, 2014, Saratoga Springs, NY
“Preserving the Past, Seeding the Future”
Keynote: Gary Paul Nabhan
January 25 – 26, 2014, Lincroft, NJ
“Organic: A better way to feed communities”
Keynote: Fred Kirschenmann and John Ikerd
February 1 – 2, 2014, Concord, NH
“We Are All Farmers: Seeding a Common Soil”
Farmer Intensive Day, Feb.1
February 15 -17, 2014, Burlington, VT
March 1, 2014, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
Keynote: Fred Kirschenmann
RI Compost Conference
March 10, 2014, Salve Regina University, Newport
RI Women in Agriculture Conference
March 11, 2014, URI Kingston