Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association to Hold Conference in Annapolis
MOFFA, the Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association, announces its 27th Annual Winter Meeting
By: Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association
Join farmers, consumers, advocates, and researchers at this public meeting and potluck lunch. MOFFA Board Member, Claudia Raskin said,
"We will have information you can use, dynamic presentations and workshops for farmers, gardeners, and folks who are interested in organic food, food justice, and more. You can learn something new or share your experience. Our organic potluck lunch is Legendary! Book sale! Auction!"
Keynote Speaker Ben Friton of Can YA Love & Forested will discuss the History of Agriculture and Going Back to the Fundamentals of Thriving Ecosystems. Friton leads seminars and lectures around the world focusing on restoring ecosystems using biomimicry. He has worked in densely populated communities and has patented vertical garden systems and currently is trying to develop the most ecologically beneficial agricultural systems possible.
Hear from Farmers and Activists:
Nick Maravell Facilitator, Public Policy Update - with Mike Tabor, and Alexis Badenmyer
Susan Frick Payne, from the Maryland Department of Agriculture will discuss the Maryland Healthy Soils Consortium.
Rachael Childress Nagle, Fermentation - Microbes & How they Impact Our Health
Eric Rice, Organic Cider in Western Maryland
Mike Klein, Simplifying accounting, tax preparation and taxes for the farmer
Roger Williams, George Washington Carver Agricultural Institute and New Incubator Farm Training Initiative at Tufts, Are Value-Added Farm Products a Good Choice for You?
Erik de Guzman & Meghan Ochal, Dicot Farm, Dominic Hosack, THEARC Farm, Peter Scott, Fields 4 Valor, Panel Discussion: New Voices in Organic Agriculture
Learn from University Of Maryland Extension and Scientists:
Cerruti RR Hooks, UMD, Can spiders contribute to organic pest management?
Alan W. Leslie, UMD, Controlling weeds in organic vegetables with living mulches
Andrew G. Ristvey, UMD Extension, Growing Hops
Gerald Brust, UMD Extension, Using plant biostimulants
Neith Little, UMD Extension, What is urban agriculture?
Galen Dively, UMD, Organic insecticides:
Check the MOFFA events page, http://www.marylandorganic.org/
Attendees please bring a dish to share for the Potluck Lunch, one of the highlights of the meeting. You are encouraged to donate an item for the Auction to support MOFFA. Members may bring display materials. Table space will be available in exchange for auction item donations.
Registration is $20 for non-members and $5 for members. Membership is $25 for one year, $45 for two years and $12 for students. Registration is at the door or online. For more information or to register online, go to http://www.marylandorganic.org.
Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association (MOFFA) was established in 1991 as a non-profit organization. MOFFA strives to build a sustainable network of individuals and organizations that support small farms, family gardens and ecologically sound businesses.
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