Winter Conference

Each year, the NOFA-VT Winter Conference provides a valuable opportunity for farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, earth tenders, land managers, educators, students, policy-makers, and other food system activists to participate in our vibrant community event by sharing ideas, resources, and skills.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 41st annual Winter Conference, either virtually or in person at UVM's Davis Center in Burlington, on February 18th and 19th, 2023! This year's winter conference was designed to return to, nourish, and regrow our roots: our relationships! The event included over 40 workshops on topics from grazing to kimchi making, special meet-ups, roundtable discussions, community art making, an exhibitors fair, live music, and a keynote speech from farmer and renowned activist Winona LaDuke.


Collage of four photos from Winter Conference, showing the opening speech in a large ballroom, a person holding up hand printed art, hands mixing kimchi, and a classroom full of students.



Please enjoy a recording of keynote speech from NOFA-VT's 41st Annual Winter Conference, February 18, 2023



Thank You to This Year's Sponsors!

Are you interested in supporting this year's conference? It's not too late! Learn more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor today.



Meadows Bee Logo


City Market Logo Lattner Family Foundation Logo Johnson Family Foundation Logo Lintilhac Logo
Delear Dot Com logo M and T Bank logo Seven Days Logo Stonyfield Logo  


Ben and Jerry's Foundation logo Foley Logo King Arthur Baking logo UVM Medical Center Logo Vermont Family Farms Logo


Brattleboro Co-op Logo Center for an Agricultural Economy Logo High Mowing logo Intervale Center Logo Morrisons Logo
Neighboring Food Co-Op Association Logo Norwich Solar Logo VT Growers Association Logo Salvation Farms Logo USDA Logo
Farm Credit East VBSR logo VT Agency of Ag Logo VT Compost Logo VT Foodbank logo


  Alchemist logo Cedar Circle Logo CT Greenhouse logo  
  Hark logo


FEDCO seeds Logo Gardeners Supply Logo  


Aqua ViTea, Catamount Solar, Clean Yield Asset Management, Co-operative Insurance Companies, Community Bank NA, Deep Root Organic Co-op, Hotel VT, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Merck Forest & Farmland Center, North Country Organics, OMRI, Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Rural VT, Shelburne Farms, Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, Vermont Farm to Plate


Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Champlain Valley Compost Company, Frazer Insurance Agency Inc., New England Farmers Union/Local Food Safety Collaborative, Nourse Farms Inc., Philo Ridge Farm, The Maine Potato Lady, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Grass Farmers Association, Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Technical College

Additional funding for this conference was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grants AM200100XXXXG122 and 21FMPPCT1042-00, the University of Vermont Agricultural Risk Management Education Program under USDA/NIFA Award Number 2018-70027-28584, the VT Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Contract #4326, and the Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.