Virginia Association for Biological Farming

2013 Organic Commodities & Livestock Conference Feb. 14-15, 2013

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REGISTER NOW! Advanced registration closes Feb. 4th!

The 2013 Organic Commodities & Livestock Conference
Feb. 14-15, 2013

Feb. 14 – On-farm Workshops (NEW THIS YEAR!)
Feb. 15 – Conference – Rocky Mount, NC at Nash Community College

If you are interested in the Carolinas’ rapidly growing organic agriculture sector, there is no better place to connect with commercial-scale organic producers and organic commodity and livestock experts than the Annual Organic Commodities & Livestock Conference. It is a not-to-be-missed Conference for Organic, Transitioning-to-Organic and Conventional Farmers and Ranchers, Agriculture Professionals and Commodities Groups interested in learning more about organic commodities and sustainable livestock and vegetable production.

At this workshop, you will learn about:

  • Organic grain varieties,
  • Organic vegetable production,
  • Holistic vet care,
  • Soil fertility, and
  • Organic disease management

The conference keynote speaker is Thor Oeschner, owner of Oeschner Farms in Newfield, NY. Mr. Oeschner will enlighten, energize and surely make us laugh as he shares his story about running his 600 acre farm, a mill, and a bakery.


This year, for the first time, there will also be two free on-farm workshops. These pre-conference workshops happen Thursday, Feb. 14 at Lindale Dairy a certified organic dairy in Snow Camp, NC and at Hocutt Farms, a certified organic vegetable farm in Sims, NC. On-farm workshops are free, but you must pre-register.


The $35 Conference registration includes lunch, keynote address, multiple workshops, and an evening reception on Feb. 15.


For a complete list of conference offerings or to register for an on-farm workshop or the full conference, please or call us at 919-542-2402.

The advanced registration deadline is Feb. 4, 2013. You are welcome to register on-site, but meals may sell out.


 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is a 33-year-old non-profit with over 2,700 members that advocates for fair farm and food policies, builds the systems family farms need to thrive, and educates communities about local, organic farming. To learn more,

The Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference is sponsored by: The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, NCSU, Organic Valley, Countryside Organics, Riverbend Malt House and Carolina Ground.


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