Winter Conference


The Northeast Organic Farming Association of RI (N O F A / R I) Winter Conference is our largest educational and fundraising event of the year.  The Conference was held on March 5, 2017 and featured a full day of workshops with nationally recognized speakers in organic and sustainable agriculture as well as influential speakers from across Rhode Island and southeast New England, networking sessions, our annual meeting and a delicious potluck meal. This year’s Winter Conference had something for everyone, be they a gardener, farmer or fan of organic foods.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, Hope & Main, The CLIF Bar Family Foundation, and the RI Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) Division of Agriculture, the USDA Department of Agriculture, Speciality Crop Block funding, the Southside Community Land Trust, Blount Organics, a division of Blount Fine Foods, and Farm Credit East.

NOFA/RI thanks our wonderful Conference Coordinator, Ben Torpey.  Ben, a Board Member and Owner of Scratch Farms worked in overseeing every detail that went into making the Conference a success. A big thanks also goes to all of our Board Members and volunteers who stepped in to assist during the day.

N O F A / R I is dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable food, farming, and gardening in Rhode Island through education, technical assistance and policy advocacy. N O F A / R I is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We can’t wait to start planning for 2018 the Winter Conference!


Our 2017 conference is made possible by our generous sponsors: The CLIF Bar Family Foundation, the RI Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture via a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, Southside Community Land Trust, Farm Credit East, our conference host Hope & Main, and Blount Organics.

Learn how to become a sponsor and see your name and logo here.
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