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 A||Room B||Room C||Room D||Room E||Trayes A||Trayes B||Douglass Lounge|
|8:30-9:45||Dump 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, Hozer, Mahmarian, Perretti||Environmental Toxins Aly Cohen||Successful Coop Models Roger Noonan|
|10:15-11:30||From 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|
|1:30-2:45||Growing Figs in New Jersey Bill Muzychko||Organic Bee Keeping Mike Schmaeling||Soil & Human Health Joseph Heckman||Improving Berry Production Kathy Demchak||No Till Soil Jen Salinetti||Growing Organic Hemp Bamca, Komar , Morgan||Johnson-Su Bioreactor Johnson, Su||Farm To School Panel Maguire, Kowalak, Azzara, Manabe|
|3:15-4:30||Vermiculture and Beyond Dwayne Bauknight||Four Season Greens Gallione, Johnson, Harris||Financing Farmland and Equipment Kilfeather, Maher||Weeds and Wild Plants for Immunity Tish Streeten||HomesteaderPanel Desmond, Morgan, MacQueen||American Seed Heroes Nate Kleinman||Grain by Grain Quinn, Carlisle||CIG Funding and No-Till Research Hilshey, Morgan, Rassweiler, Salinetti|