Conferences, Events & Meetings
TWO FREE WEBINARS
RUTGERS GARDENS FARMERS MARKET
For more information on how you can become part of this exciting venture between local farms and
SADC & NOFA-NJ REGIONAL LANDOWNER MEETINGS
Making Your Land Available For Farming
The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey (NOFA-NJ)
are sponsoring meetings for landowners and farmers to discuss leasing experiences, resources, and opportunities. The meetings
are designed for farmland owners who are interested in making their land available for farming as well as farmers who are
interested in starting new lease relationships. These meetings will focus on new resources as well as creating new lease
opportunities by connecting landowners and farmers.
March 7: Warren County Cooperative Extension Office ? Belvidere, NJ
March 12: Atlantic County Cooperative Extension Office ? Mays Landing, NJ
March 14: Monmouth County Cooperative Extension Office ? Freehold, NJ
Questions: 908-973-111 or http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc
NEW JERSEY AGRICULTURAL CONVENTION AND
INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON FARMLAND LEASING
June 4, 2012. 7:00pm-8:30pm. Genesis Farm. Blairstown, NJ
Learn and discuss your leasing experiences, share resources and talk about opportunities with the State Agriculture Development
Participants will learn about access-to-land issues, hear about leasing needs, perspectives of farmers and recommendations,
|SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTING THE STORIES OF LOCAL FARMERS|
who started up or transitioned into farming
with little or no experience
May 1, 2012
Cook Campus Center Multipurpose Room The Farm Productivity Analysis class at Rutgers University SEBS is partnering up with
the NJ Farm Bureau to present a seminar highlighting the stories of local farmers who started up or transitioned into the farm
business with little or no experience to begin with. The NJ Farm Bureau is very excited about this venture that it has decided to
form a collegiate Farm Bureau group here on Cook Campus of Rutgers University.
This seminar is supported by Dr. Mike Westendorf and Ms. Joanne Powell, of the Department of Animal Science and the
Cook College Farm, this panel promises to be full of information for anyone currently in the business of farming looking to
transition to a new method or anyone looking to jump start their farming career.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Westendorf or Joanne Powell. Please let Dr. Westendorf
know if you plan to attend.
|CLASSES TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR SOIL AND OTHER RESOURCES ON YOUR FARM
March 12, 14, 15, 16, 21, 29, 27, 31 & April 5
details and registration forms
Attend one or more of the workshops being offered throughout the state to learn how the Natural Resources Conservation
Service can help you improve the natural resources on your operation. Workshops will feature one specific topic,
like energy conservation, forest management, or specialty crops. Each will include presentations about the technical and
financial assistance available from NRCS and how to develop a conservation plan. NRCS soil conservationists will be
on hand to help answer questions and/or to help you begin an application for NRCS assistance. Registration is required.
Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities is available at all sessions. Please request any necessary disability
accommodation when you register. Flyer pdf
|PHILLY FARM & FOOD FEST
April 1, 2012, 10-4PM
Philadelphia Convention Center Annex
Presented by Fair Food and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture)
Stay tuned to this link for more info: pasafarming.org
PF3 brings together local farmers, growers and producers with businesses large enough to wholesale, and also able to
sell directly to consumers in and around Philadelphia. We anticipate approximately 100-150 farm booths displaying their
products and sharing their stories. There will be a morning “trade show” session open to commercial buyers only,
enabling them to meet farmers and discuss potential business relationships. There will be access to the farmers’ display area,
a keynote speaker, and a series of workshops with an emphasis on consumer issues and lifestyle topics. Workshop presenters
will be drawn from farmers, farm educators, chefs, restaurateurs, bloggers, composters, and other advocates for sustainable
agriculture, local food systems, and green lifestyles.
|NY AGRI-WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
March 2-5, Riverhead, NY
“Shared Challenges, United Goals”
Growing Farms & Farm Businesses, Panel of Female Entrepreneurs in New York Agriculture, plus other topics.
|PRICING FOR PROFIT WEBINAR
February 21, 7 pm
learn more here
Learn how to set the “right” price for your products. We'll explore practical approaches to cost-based pricing,
and learn how to integrate market information ? what your competitors are charging ? and your own profit goals
in your pricing decisions. Participants will learn how to use the new, online Vermont Direct Price Reporting tool to
get a snapshot of market conditions, and growers will share their approaches to integrating production costs,
market information and farm goals into their pricing strategies. Participants in this webinar will be eligible for
small-group pricing clinics and farmer-to-farmer mentoring in February and March through the UVM Extension
Vermont Direct Market Price Project.
|FARMS, FOOD, AND FAMILY EVENT
February 11, 2012 (snow date February 12, 2012), 12-4PM
Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Rd. (CR510), Morris Township, NJ 07960, 973-326-7645, www.slowfoodnnj.org
Sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Chapter of Slow Food in partnership with the Morris County Park Commission.
The event will bring together local farmers and food artisans for an afternoon of sampling and purchasing.
NEW JERSEY AGRITOURISM CONFERENCES
NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION OF NEW (NOFA-NJ)