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Organic farming conference scheduled


January 22, 2020

Anyone interested in learning about organic farming should attend next month’s New Mexico Organic Farming Conference in Albuquerque, where one can connect with organic farmers, ranchers and researchers and gain insight from their experiences.

More than 300 participants are expected to attend the Southwest’s largest organic gathering Feb. 21-22 at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW.

The conference will focus on organic production and networking opportunities. It will include more than 30 sessions on topics including watershed, soil health, cover crops, pests, pollinators, grant resources, next generation farmers and more.

Attendees can also expect a showcase of organic goods offered by exhibitors, an organic luncheon and demonstrations by the New Mexico Chile Pepper Institute and the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center.

Keynote speakers include chef Fernando Ruiz and New Mexico farmer John Sedillo, both who will share their experiences in the agriculture industry.

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will provide the welcome address.

Registration, hotel information and a tentative schedule of events are available at nmofc.org.

For more information, contact Sage Faulkner at [email protected] or (505) 490-2822, or go to nmofc.org.


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