Winter Conference 2020

WC2020: Clear Visions of a Brighter Future

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, NOFA-NJ will host its 30th Annual Winter Conference (SCROLL DOWN FOR SCHEDULE).  The conference will take place at the Rutgers Douglass Student Center in New Brunswick, NJ.  NOFA-NJ is proud to offer an amazing lineup of national and internationally recognized speakers who will share their insights and experience.  NOFA-NJ is again bringing back the Business Track in order to help growers focus on getting the most from their investments of time and money.  The five tracks at WC20 will be Business, Crops, Gardening, Livestock, Health and Policy. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. We look forward to convening once again with everyone to collaborate, regenerate, and celebrate!

Tickets on sale now!  Beginning farmers with a current student ID are eligible to receive a 20% discount by entering the code “WC-STUDENT” when registering. Learn more and apply on our Scholarship webpage. Become a member and save today on all NOFA-NJ programs! Join our community! If you have any questions or require any assistance, please call us at 908-371-1111.

Member Ticket: $100 (lunch is optional at $20). Non-Member Ticket: $120 (lunch is optional at $20).

Room ARoom BRoom CRoom DRoom ETrayes ATrayes BDouglass Lounge
8:30-9:45Dump the Bag Al JohnsonUrban Farmers Markets Lauren EricksonOpen Source Farm Tech Alon RabinovichPastured For Health Sylvia OnusicNew Exotics and Ethnic Vegetables Albert AyeniRiver Valley Community Grains Bussanich, Hozer, Mahmarian, PerrettiEnvironmental Toxins Aly CohenSuccessful Coop Models Roger Noonan
10:15-11:30From Fermentation to Fertilizer Shig MatsukawaPawpaws in Depth John Paul LearnNRCS Small Farm Opportunities Kaitlin FarbotnikLease Opportunities Derby, Collins, Kimmel, ZelovSpotted Lanternfly Anne NielsenFarming for Biodiversity Evan AbramsonCutting Edge Regenerative David C JohnsonBridging the Rural/Urban Divide Taylor, Moskowitz
1:30-2:45Growing Figs in New Jersey Bill MuzychkoOrganic Bee Keeping Mike SchmaelingSoil & Human Health Joseph HeckmanImproving Berry Production Kathy DemchakNo Till Soil Jen SalinettiGrowing Organic Hemp Bamca, Komar , MorganJohnson-Su Bioreactor Johnson, SuFarm To School Panel Maguire, Kowalak, Azzara, Manabe
3:15-4:30Vermiculture and Beyond Dwayne BauknightFour Season Greens Gallione, Johnson, HarrisFinancing Farmland and Equipment Kilfeather, MaherWeeds and Wild Plants for Immunity Tish StreetenHomesteaderPanel Desmond, Morgan, MacQueenAmerican Seed Heroes Nate KleinmanGrain by Grain Quinn, CarlisleCIG Funding and No-Till Research Hilshey, Morgan, Rassweiler, Salinetti