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The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

2021 Announcement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organic conference will not be held on the normal February dates. However, the committee is working hard to build a virtual event that will happen later in 2021. Please stay tuned. Questions? Please email

2020 Announcements

This Year’s Presentations


A Conscious Look at Genetics in Organic Agriculture
Are Essential Nutrients Enough
Armijo Farm
Breeding Chile Peppers for Sustainability
Chile Roaster
Cover Crops
Cooperative Approaches to Agricultural Labor and Resource Issues
Food Safety Modernization Act
Grain Trails 1
Grain Trails 2
Grain Trails 3
Grain Trails 4
Growing Cut Flowers for Pleasure and Profit
Growing Hops in New Mexico
Harvesting Consciousness
Healthy Soil Increases Water-use Efficiency
Indigenous Watersheds
Organic Certification
Patented Organic Seeds
Soil Health
Starting a Lavender Farm
Traditions, History, and Protecting Seeds


Africanized Honey Bees
Agriculture in the Classroom
Becoming Steward of the Land
Filter Video
Healthy Soil Program
Life Grants
Native Seed and Agriculture in New Mexico
Plant-Soil-Water Relationships: Keys to a Healthy Soil
Putting Poultry into Practice
Scaling Up Your Farm Business from Direct to Wholesale Markets
Useful Invasives

Detailed information about the 2020 NMOFC can be found by clicking here

Regular registration can be found at:

Exhibitor registration can be found at:

NMOFC 2020 Room Reservation:

Rooms have been set aside starting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to Sunday, February 23, 2020 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 20NMOF.

Please note, the reservations cut-off date will be: January 20, 2020.  After this date, any remaining rooms within the block will be released into the hotel’s general inventory. 

A link for online bookings can be found here.

Please note, the link will only work over the actual room block dates. The date of arrival and departure must be selected on the web page as well.

It is time to think of joining us at the Southwest’s largest organic gathering! 
New Mexico Organic Farming Conference 2020

ADVERTISE IN PROGRAM –  deadline coming up – OCT 1! 


Here are the registration links!

Exhibitor registration:

Regular Registration:


SPONSORS – we need your info to include IN the program, please let me know what you are planning so we include you.  

We are planning now for the 2020 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference. We will be at The Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The conference will take place this coming February, Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd.  To make reservations for the hotel call 866-505-7829, make sure you ask for the NM Organic Farming Conference rate. 

This year’s conference will have tracks focusing on organic farming and production, exhibitors of all things organic and a new product showcase Friday night! We’re expecting 600 participants during the two-day conference.  Soils, crops, management, pests, pollinators, production and networking continue to be the focal point of the conference. 

As we bring farmers, consumers and vendors together, we are always looking for opportunities to partner with conference sponsors just like you.  We know the value that a good conference can generate, and with your help, we hope to do just that.  Please consider sponsoring the 2020 NM Organic Farming Conference. 



Support for the conference is categorized:    

Friend of Organic Agriculture:           $1,000 or more

            Sponsor:                                               $500-$999

(Sponsors and Friends will get a free business size ad, copy due October 1, and two free registrations)

Contributor:                                        $200-$499

(One free registration)

            All will be listed in program and mentioned during awards ceremony. 

Food Donors:

Value of food donated will follow above categories.  Please email, or call (505) 490-2822 for food donation information. 


For Donations:  please mail checks to:

NM Farm & Livestock Bureau Foundation

ATTN, Theresa Widner, for NMOFC

2220 N. Telshor

Las Cruces, NM 88011-8227



Registration is open!  The new venue is amazing, but the costs of putting on this first class conference are rising.  The committee has evaluated the fees and only raised fees where there was on alternative.  We know it is still one of the cheaper conference costs, and we are happy to visit with you about ways we can ensure your time is valuable and productive at the conference. 

We are again asking for you to list OMRI or other similar certifier listing or explain why it isn’t needed – we will not allow vendors of products that will knowingly jeopardize producer’s organic certification. 


We are limited on space and tables, and tables are a first-come basis.  Please register quickly! 

            Spaces are 4’ x 6’ – you are limited to this space, please plan accordingly!

            Commercial Space:  $350

            Non-Profit Space:     $150


Each space reservation includes one registration (named registrant only) for conference. 

Additional staff will need to be registered for full registration or lunch only.  Lunch tickets required for the luncheon (and they are in limited supply – please register prior to event).  If you need extra lunch tickets, they are available on the registration site. 

You can register right now at:



We would like to offer you an opportunity to place an ad in the Conference Program for the 2020 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference. The planned run for the Conference Program is 7,000 copies. The program will be the main promotional piece for the conference and will be available online and in print to our audience of 6,500. The program will be printed in October 2020.

Rates are:

Business card: $30.00

Quarter page: $75.00……………………..(3 ¼” wide by 4 ¼” long)

Half page         $150.00……………………..(vertical: 3 ¼” wide by 9 ¼” long)

Full page         $250.00..……………………(horizontal: 7” wide by 4 ¼” long)


Copy must be submitted in the proper size. Copy must be camera-ready and sent electronically to  (a scan should be at least 300dpi). Faxed copy will not be accepted. We cannot alter copy for you. Please make sure the copy is as you wish to see it before you email it.

You can send a check to the above address care of NM  Farm and Livestock Bureau Foundation, or purchase advertising now at:


Copy and payment must be received no later than October 1, 2020.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the conference: (505) 490-2822 or

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. or

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.

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.

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