We’ll be presenting a workshop on local honeybee production at the upcoming NM Organic Farming Conference which takes place Feb. 20-21st at the ABQ Marriott Pyramid hotel. For more info on the conference and to register visit: www.nmfarmtotable.org

For the full program visit:http://www.farmtotablenm.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-Organic-Conference-final.pdf

New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

organic-farmingAbout the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference The Southwest’s Premier Conference for Organic Agriculture

Organized annually through a collaboration between Farm to Table,  the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Organic Program, and the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, the Conference provides producers and researchers from around the Southwest an opportunity to share their experiences and expertise.

Vital information is shared to help organic agricultural producers make important decisions in running their existing farm and ranch operations or in starting a new one.

The Conference offers a vast array of workshops covering many topics and makes available exhibition space for a wide range of products and services. Attendance has grown to over 650. CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) are available.

The goal of the Conference is to provide a place to bring organic growers in the region together to explore and learn the unique aspects of the Southwest. The Conference also serves to reduce isolation by providing a forum to share innovative ideas and best practices. “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute is the keynote speaker for the 2015 Conference.  Recent noted speakers have included Mace Vaughan of Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Program, renowned animal behaviorist Dr. Temple Grandin, Bu Nygrens co-owner and Purchasing Manager of Veritable Vegetable and many others.