Organic Farming Symposium
NOFA-NY’s ORGANIC RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
SARATOGA SPRINGS HILTON
January 19th-20th, 2012 (preceding NOFA-NY’s Winter Conference)
NOFA-NY’s inaugural Organic Farming Symposium will take place on January 19th and 20th, 2012 at the Saratoga Springs Hilton. Join organic farmers from across the Northeast to hear from over 50 researchers–academics at some of this country’s most respected institutions, on-farm researchers, and PhD students–who will present their latest organic agricultural research projects. Engage in in-depth discussions with researchers and practitioners exploring the latest techniques for a successful organic farm. Share your own experiments and best practices with researchers and farmers.
Topics will cover organic fruit, vegetables, grains, soil, weed and pest management systems, ruminants and non-ruminants, and economics. Formats include one-on-one discussions with posters, panel sessions, and roundtables.
The goal of this Organic Research Symposium–NOFA-NY’s first ever–is to get farmers and researchers to meet, learn from one another, and collaborate moving forward.
Register here or call Katie (Registration Coordinator) at (585) 271-1979 ext. 512! Attend both the Symposium and the Winter Conference and receive an additional discount.
Sign up now for January 2012 Manure Applicator Training
UVM Extension is offering a two-part course for anyone who applies manure to understand the rules and regulations with a goal of protecting the environment and conserving nutrients. The course will be offered from 10 am to 3 pm on both January 10 and 17 at the American Legion in St. Albans. There is no fee for farm owners, custom operators, or farm employees to attend; all others including farm service providers pay $60. For more information, see the program brochure.
Northwest Crops and Soils Team on Across the Fence
|Dr. Heather Darby and Rosalie Madden on Across the Fence, November 22, 2011:Updates on UVM Extension hops research and results from a first year of data.
NeHA 2012 Cooperative Purchasing Survey
On behalf of the Northeast Hop Alliance, I would like pass along the NeHA 2012 Cooperative Purchasing Survey. Please complete it by December 15 so that they may request quotes from suppliers. Note that this is only a survey, but will be the basis of NeHA’s request for quotations, so please be as accurate as possible. A link to the survey can also be found on the NeHA website at www.northeasthopalliance.org.
Once they have quotations with pricing and availability information, we will post here to alert you of a formal order.
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