Thank you for joining us!
We are thrilled to be hosting our 41st Annual Winter Conference! Our theme, Where We Grow, speaks not only to the growing some of us do daily on the farm or in the garden, but also to the growth of our community and as people.
For more than four decades, our conference has convened farmers, processors, food system professionals, educators, advocates, researchers, homesteaders, and gardeners who are passionate about building a better food system to work together and learn from one another. Mutual support and the generous exchange of knowledge is a hallmark of the NOFA-NY community and we are so grateful that you have joined us.
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2023 Virtual Winter Conference Address from NYS Commissioner of Agriculture Richard Ball
Mentioned by Commissioner Ball: Strengthening Organic Enforcement final rule, NYS Climate Plan, find your Soil and Water Conservation District, NYS Seed Testing Lab.
2023 Virtual Winter Conference Address from NYS Senator Michelle Hinchey
2023 Virtual Winter Conference Address from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
2023 Virtual Winter Conference Address from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
NOFA-NY is an organization of farmers, gardeners, advocates, and consumers working together to create a sustainable regional food system that’s ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable. Through certification, education, and advocacy 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. Please click here to learn more about our organization.
Both of NOFA-NY’s offices are 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 upon where you are in this moment. If you want to learn more about the land you are on, visit Native–Land.ca.
Syracuse Peace Council’s Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) works to support the right of native peoples to reclaim land, and advocates for fair settlement of any claims which are filed. Visit their website to learn more or to donate to support their work.