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2019 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

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Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest

Albuquerque, NM 87104

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2019 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

February 15th

7:00am Registration

7:00am-9:00am Breakfast Break

8:00am General Welcome, Jeff Witte, Secretary of Agriculture, NMDA

9:00am-10:30am Session 1

11:00am-12:30am Session 2

12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch on your own

1:30pm Outside demos

2:00pm-3:30pm Session 3

3:00pm-4:00pm Snack Break

3:45pm-5:15pm Session 4

6:00pm-8:00pm Career Social

February 16th

7:00am Registration

7:00am-9:00am Breakfast Break

7:00am Women Farmers Coffee and Network Break sponsored by NMFLB Women’s Committee

8:00am-9:30am Session 5

9:45am-11:15am Session 6

12:00pm-2:30pm Local and Organic* Luncheon Recognition Keynote Speaker, Ron Rosmann, Rosmann Family Farms, 2018 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year

2:30pm-5:00pm OPEN networking time, ask for the list of groups meeting, or for time and space for YOUR group!

Session Tracks for 2019

Water, Soil, Management, Plant/Seeds, New/Exciting

Soils Track:

Regenerating the Diversity of Life in Soils - Hope for Farming, Ranching and Climate! Construction, Care and Feeding of the Johnson-Su Bioreactor, Dr. David Johnson A Practical Transition Toward a Functioning Soil, Dave Scott Advancing Your Soil Health (How Can You Tell?), Dr. John Idowu Rudy Garcia, Dan Bloedel, Kevin Barnum Vermicomposting, John Zarola Soil Health – How Can We Measure It? Dr. John Idowu The Soil Micro-Universe: Thinking Small Can Address Big Problems, Courtland Kelly
Management Track:

Wholesale Markets: The Next Frontier for New Mexico Growers, Kendal Chavez and Michael Venticinque
The OMRI List and How to Use It! Jennifer Ludwig Retail Trade Via an On-Farm Grocery Store, How I Started “Farm Sweet Farm” in 2012 and Lived to Tell About It, Maria Vakulskas Rosmann What Can My Extension Agent do For Me? Bruce Hindrichs Food hubs: How small and mid-sized farmers get to Market, La Montañita Cooperative Distribution Center Holistic Top-Bar Beekeeping, Zach Cecelic
Water Track: Irrigation Methods, Steve Ela Acequia Hydrology: Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions in Northern New Mexico, Steve Guldan Tools and Strategies for Water Conservation and Resilience (Panel), Kate Greenburg, Arielle Quintana, Dr. Caitriana Steele, Tiana Baca Back to Basics Rainwater Harvesting, Billy Kniffen Back to Basics Rainwater Harvesting, Billy Kniffen (Repeat) Acequia Water Rights, Paula Garcia and Enrique Romero

Plants/Seeds:

Seed Saving and Variety Development for the Future in the Arid Southwest, Laurie Lange Seed Diversity, Bill Neiman Advanced Potato Production, Dr. Stephanie Walker Seedling and Seedbank Management Practices for Improved Weed Control, Dr. Eric Gallandt Saving Our Future with Seeds, Emigdio Ballon Small Scale Grains, Julie Zavage

New/Exciting:

Cold Frame Construction and Improvisation, Joseph Alfaro Using Cover Crops Creatively to Transition Ground to Organic, Rex Dufour Its More than Just a Buffer Zone Requirement! Kevin Branum Climate Change Impacts on New Mexico’s Future Water Resources, Dr. Catriana Steele Working with Veterans & Registering Apprenticeships with the VA, Monica Pless, Margeret Yancey, Gordon Tooley Assessing Biodiversity for Support of Climate Resilience, Jo Ann Baumgartner


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