Southwest’s premier organic farming conference set for Feb. 17-18 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, to be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, is the Southwest’s premier conference for organic and sustainable agriculture.

 

Averaging more than 650 participants annually, the conference provides a wide range of information for organic and conventional farm operations.

The event is organized by New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau and Green Tractor Farms.

The keynote speakers at the Saturday luncheon, which features an organic food menu, will be Paul Muller and Dru Rivers, partners in Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley in Northern California.

During the two-day conference, 35 workshop sessions will focus on a variety of topics ranging from crop production, soil health, business planning and regulations impacting organic farming presented by NMSU Extension specialists and researchers, federal agency representatives, industrial experts and agricultural producers.

A fair with 38 exhibitors will share additional information with participants.

Registration for both days of the conference is $110, individual days is $70. The Saturday luncheon is included for the first 650 to register. Registration after Feb. 1 may be done online at nmofc.eventbrite.com. For more information call 505-490-2822 or email sagefaulkner@yahoo.com.