2020 Winter Conference Request for Proposals
CT NOFA’s 38th annual conference will be held on March 7th, 2020 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. This new location will allow easier access to this event for people from all over our state as well as guests from Massachusetts and Rhode Island and New York. Our keynote speaker is Niaz Dorry of the National Farm Family Coalition and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance who will be bringing her innovative perspective on movement-building to her keynote speech. To round out this wonderful day we are requesting proposals for workshop sessions, each will be 1.5 hours in length. CT NOFA is looking for inventive, inclusive, and diverse topics, as always.
We welcome all submissions for workshops that capture CT NOFA’s mission of fostering the organic movement in Connecticut. This year our conference priorities are:
- Climate Change, and Resilience, and Conservation Agriculture
- Regional Economics and New Farming Economies
- Land Access
- Beginning Farmers
- Equity, Ag Justice, and Food
- Emerging Markets (ie; kelp, hemp, cannabis)
The deadline for workshop submissions is January 15th. Applications will be subject to review and presenters will be notified of their acceptance by January 24th.
At the Summer Conference workshop on Fermenting Social Justice Values in the NOFA Culture, the guidelines that the NOFA Domestic Fair Trade sub-committee holds were reviewed and it was agreed upon that information about dismantling racism in farming be included with our RFP. This gives our presenters the chance to consider these ideas when they design their presentation. Please see ‘Dismantling Racism and Integrating Race and Equity for NOFA Presenters at Conferences‘ document.
Please follow this link to our online workshop submission form.
We look forward to seeing you at OrganiConn 2020!