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Getting Started in Organic Farming

Jones Auditorium
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
123 Huntington Street
New Haven, CT
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Co-sponsored by CT NOFA, UConn & RMA

Online registration is now closed. Call the office at 203-888-5146 to register by phone - there are still spaces available.

veggie farmThe Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference draws both beginning farmers who choose to farm organically and established farmers who are converting their operations to organic. 

Our featured speaker will be Bob Muth, a SARE educator from New Jersey, and also of Muth Farm.


8:30                 Registration

8:45- 9:15        Welcome and Introduction. Bill Duesing, CT NOFA, Old Solar Farm, Oxford

9:15-10:15       Managing Soil Fertility on an Organic Farm: One Grower’s Approach. Paul Bucciaglia, Fort Hill Farm, New Milford, CT

10:15-10:30     Break

10:30-11:30     Organic Pest Management for Vegetables. Dr. Kim Stoner, CT Agricultural Experiment Station

11:30 – 11:45 Crop Insurance. Joe Bonelli, UConn

11:45-12:00     Other resources

12:00-1:00       Pot luck lunch, please bring a dish to share and a plate, cup and utensils. We’ll provide coffee.

1:00- 2:00        Record Keeping for Organic Certification (soil amendments to sales). Dina Brewster - The Hickories, Ridgefield, CT

2:00-3:00         Muth Family Farm: Past Present and Future. Bob Muth, SARE Farmer Educator, Pitman, NJ

3:00-4:00         Organic Certification. Don Franczyk, Baystate Organic Certifiers

Fee: $30 for CT NOFA members, $40 for non-members.

Please bring something for a potluck lunch!

Click here for a printer-friendly registration form.

For more information - including possible scholarships for qualifying individuals - call the CT NOFA office at 203-888-5146.

For directions to the Agricultural Experiment Station, click here.


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PO Box 164 • Stevenson, CT 06491

phone: (203) 888-5146 • fax: (203) 888-9280