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 Johnson
Urban Farmers Markets
Lauren Erickson
Open Source Farm Tech
Alon Rabinovich
Pastured For Health
Sylvia Onusic
New Exotics and Ethnic Vegetables
Albert Ayeni
River Valley Community Grains
Bussanich, Dyck, Hozer, Perretti
Environmental Toxins
Aly Cohen
Successful Coop Models
Roger Noonan
10:15-11:30From Fermentation to Fertilizer
Shig Matsukawa
Pawpaws in Depth
John Paul Learn
NRCS Small Farm Opportunities
Kaitlin Farbotnik
Lease Opportunities
Derby, Collins, Kimmel, Zelov
Spotted Lanternfly
Anne Nielsen
Farming for Biodiversity
Evan Abramson
Cutting Edge Regenerative
David C Johnson
Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide
Taylor, Moskowitz
1:30-2:45Growing Figs in New Jersey
Bill Muzychko
Organic Bee Keeping
Mike Schmaeling
Soil & Human Health
Joseph Heckman
Improving Berry Production
Kathy Demchak
No Till Soil
Jenn Salinetti
Growing Organic Hemp
Bamca, Komar , Morgan
Johnson-Su Bioreactor
Johnson, Su
Farm To School Panel
Maguire, Kowalak, Azzara, Manabe
3:15-4:30Vermiculture and Beyond
Dwayne Bauknight
Four Season Greens
Gallione, Johnson, Harris
Financing Farmland and Equipment
Kilfeather, Maher
Weeds and Wild Plants for Immunity
Tish Streeten
Homesteaders Panel
Desmond, Wilkinson
American Seed Heroes
Nate Kleinman
Grain by Grain
Quinn, Carlisle
CIG Funding and No-Till Research
Rassweiler,