Thank you for joining us!
We are thrilled to be hosting our 42nd Annual Winter Conference! For more than four decades, NOFA-NY’s Annual Winter Conference has convened farmers, food system professionals, educators, advocates, researchers, homesteaders, and gardeners who are passionate about building a better food system. Mutual support and the generous exchange of knowledge is a hallmark of our community as we remain true to our vision of a just and resilient farming system grounded in a diverse community now and for future generations. We are so grateful that you are here.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NY) is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working together to create a sustainable regional food system that’s ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, we promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing. We bring consumer and farmer together to make high-quality food available to all people.
NOFA-NY Certified Organic, LLC has been accredited by the USDA National Organic Program since 2002. We operate the largest organic certification agency in New York and certify more than 1,100 operations across the state and country. We take pride in providing excellent customer service while maintaining the highest level of integrity.
The space that we are in is located on land that was stewarded by the peoples of the Onondaga Nation, Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, for more than a thousand years before European colonization. Land that was stolen to become what is now New York State. Please take a moment to reflect on where you are, the people that were displaced, and the people that still live here. If you want to learn more about the land you are on, visit native–land.ca.
We are grateful that members of the Onondaga Nation and the Syracuse Peace Council’s Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) are offering the Witness to Injustice Blanket Exercise at this year’s conference. We encourage you to attend the workshop and learn
more about the injustices Indigenous peoples have experienced in the past and present.
To support NOON’s work to reclaim their land, please visit peacecouncil.net/noon.
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