33rd Annual Winter Conference

Growing the Garden State Together

January 28, 2023 at Rutgers University

Thank You for Joining NOFA NJ at the 33rd Annual Winter Conference!

Check out Conference photos, recordings, exhibitors, and program below

The NOFA NJ Winter Conference is not just for farmers and gardeners… our community and audience also includes students, educators, ag industry professionals, chefs, land stewards, conservationists, foodies, brewers, and more. This year, we aim to galvanize our community in a time when cooperation is needed most, focusing on local connections and collaboration that carries on into the growing season. Join us in celebration of NJ food & agriculture and Help Us Grow the Garden State Together!

  • 30+ Workshops on Farming, Gardening, Food Systems & More

  • Exhibitor Hall featuring Ag Industry Pros & Partner Organizations

  • Seed Swap, Book Signings, & Post-Conference Social Hour

  • Organic Breakfast & Lunch Included with Registration

Event Details

Time: 8AM – 5:30PM

Location: Rutgers University Douglass Student Center, 100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 

Parking: Attendees are required to register their vehicle Here to park in Lot 70 or the Douglass Parking Deck

Post-Conference: Guests are encouraged to join in the Post-Conference Social Hour for live music, small bites and local libations

Keynote Speaker

Jeff Moyer

CEO, Rodale Institute

Jeff Moyer is a world-renowned authority in organic agriculture with expertise in organic crop production systems, weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and facilities design. His vast experience and knowledge regarding organic farming has provided the media with a reliable source and perspective for information on current agricultural issues.

Jeff has dedicated most of his career to Rodale Institute, starting at the nonprofit in 1976. He was promoted to the position of Farm Manager in 1982 and later served as Farm Director, supervising research and operations of the 386-acre experimental farm for 15 years. Jeff was named executive director of the institute in 2015 and was appointed CEO in September of 2019. In conjunction with his position at Rodale Institute, Jeff currently serves as Board Chair of the Regenerative Organic Alliance and holds a director’s position on the board of the Soil Health Institute.

Conference Schedule*

7:45 AM: Registration Opens

8:00 AM: Breakfast Service Begins

8:30 AM: Opening Remarks & Keynote

5:30 PM: Post-Conference Social Hour (Trayes Hall)

*Event details subject to change; be sure to subscribe to NOFA NJ Newsletter for event updates & information!

Many Thanks to Our Conference Sponsors

High Mowing Organic Seeds
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
High Mowing Organic Seeds
North Slope Farm
North Slope Farm

Check Out Past NOFA NJ Winter Conferences