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New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association - Event Information

Event Name:2018 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference
Description:A mutual opportunity for farmers, ranchers and researchers from around the Southwest to share their experiences and expertise. Please join us!
Event Date:2/16/2018 - 2/17/2018
Event Time:7 AM - 8 PM
Location:Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Contact Person:Sage Faulkner
(phone: 505.490.2822)


Thursday February 15, 2018

5:00 – 7:00pm Exhibitor setup and volunteer meeting

Friday February 16, 2018

7:00am Registration open

7:00 Coffee/tea and morning snack station

Exhibitors open

8:00 – 5:00 Resource Room:  Sign up for Farmer Interviews, NM Farmers Marketing Association

8:30-10:00 Breakout Sessions group 1 (Soils Analysis, Pollinators, livestock disease, root crops, Seeds, Marketing)

10:30-12:00 Breakout Sessions group 2 (Corn/Small Grains, Interns, NRCs programs, Certification Support, Drip Irrigation Panel, Myciorrhizal Fungi)

12-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:00 Demonstrations (Hops equipment, Dr. Lombard)

1:30-3:00 Breakout Sessions group 3 (Worker Safety, hoop house construction, FSMA/Produce Safety Rule, Hay, Meat/Specialty Processing)

3:00 Afternoon tea and snack station

3:30-5:00 Breakout Sessions group 4 (Pruning, Water harvesting, Carbon Farming, Advanced Compost, Impact of Importing Organic)

6-8:00 Career Connection & Winter Mixer,

Quivira New Agrarian Program

Saturday February 17, 2018

7:00am Registration

7:00 Coffee/tea and morning snack station

Exhibitors open

8:00 – 12:00 Resource Room:  Sign up for Farmer Interviews, NM Farmers Marketing Association

8:00-9:30 Breakout Sessions group 5 (Carbon Sequestration, Building a Greenhouse, Grafting Tomatoes, Seed Saving, Diversification at Full Belly Farm, Intro to Compost)

9:45-11:15 Breakout Sessions group 6 (Berry/small fruit session, Cover Crops, why every farmer needs a microscope, Native American resilience gardening techniques, American Grown/Slow Flower movement, Classroom Ag, Enterprise Analysis, HMI)

12:00-2:00    Welcome

New Mexico Local & Organic Luncheon

Steve Ela, Ela Family Farms, Keynote Address

Recognition and Awards

2:15-4:00 Networking Sessions (Livestock, School Agriculture, Crops, Native American)

4:00 End of NMOFC 2018, Thank You for joining us!

Friday, February 16 – 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 17 – 7:00 am to 5:00 pm


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