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The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

2019 ANNOUNCEMENTS


NEW MEXICO ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE SPONSOR REQUEST APPLICATION

NEW MEXICO ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE FOOD DONATION REQUEST


Vendor Registration:

 https://tinyurl.com/NMOFC2019


Click Here for New Mexico Organic Farming Conference News Release


We are using a NEW venue this year and want to start letting everyone know, here’s that info:

Hotel Albuquerque is the new venue for the  New Mexico Organic Farming Conference!                                            

Rooms have been set aside on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 through Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the rate of $109.00 plus tax per night.

If guests will be booking their own reservations, please have them contact the hotel by calling 866-505-7829 and ask to be connected to reservations.

To receive the group rate, guests must state that they would like to be placed within the “ NM Organic Farming Conference ” block of rooms, or they may refer to the Block Code 1902NMOF.

Please note, the reservations cut-off date will be: January 22, 2019.  After this date, any remaining rooms within the block will be released into the hotel’s general inventory. 

CLICK HERE FOR BOOKING LINK AT HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE


CALL FOR NMOFC BREAKOUT SESSION PROPOSALS

The NMOFC Planning committee is quickly making plans for the 2019 NM Organic Farming Conference (February 15 & 16, 2019).  

The committee makes every attempt to get relevant data and production methods to our attendees, and we are happy to review proposals for break-out sessions.  If you have research or specific production information, please consider submitting your presentation proposal with the following guidelines to Sage Faulkner, via email: sagefaulkner@yahoo.com by July 15, 2018. 

2019 NMOFC Breakout Session Proposal:

Thank you for your interest in presenting at a breakout session during the 2019 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference!  In order for the committee to review your proposal, please use the following format:

Title:
Topic:
Beginning or advanced level (for audience):
250 word abstract: (what your presentation will cover)
Presenter Name(s):
References:
Other speaking engagements:
Affiliations:
(NMOFC makes every attempt to have farmer-based presentations, NOT company sales pitches, please let us know how you will ensure this.)

For any questions please contact Sage Faulkner at sagefaulkner@yahoo.com or find the conference on Facebook!

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (NMDA) is an agriculture producer/consumer service and regulatory department under New Mexico State University (NMSU).  NMDA’s Director/Secretary, Jeff Witte also serves on the Governor’s Cabinet. The department has six divisions: Agricultural and Environmental Services, Agricultural Programs and Resources, Dairy, Marketing and Development, Standards and Consumer Services, and Veterinary Diagnostic Services. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is the home of New Mexico’s Organic Program, providing certification services and support for organic farmers, ranchers and processors. organic@nmda.nmsu.edu or http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu/marketing/organic-program/

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERISTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE is the educational outreach arm of NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Backed by state and federal funding, Extension is a cooperative effort between NMSU and county governments. Extension faculty are located in all 33 New Mexico counties and three tribal offices to address your needs in the areas of animal resources, 4-H and youth development, home economics, rural economic development and plant sciences. We provide the latest information in publications, workshops, demonstrations and one-on-one consultations. www.aces.nmsu.edu

WALKING TROUT FARM is a 15 acre fruit and vegetable farm sitting 900 ft above the Rio Grande on the western flank of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The farm and a small homestead are located 100% off the grid and fed by a high quality spring on the bank of the Rio de Truchas. The spring also is used to irrigate multiple fields and approximately 8500 square feet of greenhouse space. There are 100 young fruit trees and typically between 100 and 150 birds for eggs and meat, as well as horses for manure. The operation employs both passive and active methods for heating and cooling using renewables, and produces a large percentage of their own food and feed above market sales. They aggressively employ the principles of sustainable and organic agriculture in conjunction with new technology for automation, control, testing and monitoring. The primary outlets for products are local farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants. www.facebook.com/walkingtroutfarm

NEW MEXICO FARM & LIVESTOCK BUREAU Established in 1917, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau is the Voice of agriculture in New Mexico.  As the largest agricultural organization in New Mexico we are a leader in policy development, advocacy and educational outreach.  Our goal is to ensure a successful future for agriculture through promotion of local foods, protection of private property rights and access to agricultural water, and preservation of the customs and culture of agriculture.  We offer several leadership development programs including Young Farmers and Ranchers, Collegiate Farm Bureau and our Women’s Leadership Program.  Additionally, our New Mexico Ag in the Classroom outreach initiative offers curriculum and demonstrations to teachers state-wide as we spread awareness of the importance and value of New Mexico agriculture.  Join us at www.nmflb.org