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.
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.
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.