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Upcoming Workshop: Transitioning to Organic Growing

Learn directly from the certifiers the best ways to newly implement organic practices.

Date: August 14, 2013
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Old Ridge Farms, 3128 Ridge Rd., Williamson, NY 14589
Join Old Ridge Farms and certifiers from NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC to learn more about transitioning to organic.  This interactive, intensive workshop will include both a field walk where farmer Doug Mason will talk about their decision to transition to organic, how they manage their soils for high fertility, and how they deal with the challenges of organic weed control and difficult weather years.  Certifiers from NOFA-NY Certified Organic LLC will be on hand to discuss how to transition your operation to organic and answer grower questions about the certification process.
Farmer Doug Mason at Mason Farms and Old Ridge Farms is a seventh generation family farmer growing over 500 acres of organic, transitional to organic, and conventional vegetables, and over 100 acres of IPM fruits on beautifully managed muck land and upland soils.  Mason Farms is committed to organic and IPM production practices, managing their lands for future generations to farm, and growing the best quality foods for their local and regional community.
Registration Fee: $10/person, $15/two or more people/farm
Pre-registration Deadline: 5pm on August 12th
Registration Instructions: Please contact the Registration Coordinator, Stephanie, by phone at 585-271-1979 ext. 509, by email at register@nofany.org or access the online event store at https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/shopping/
Sponsors/Funders to Acknowledge: Supported by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Market’s NYS Crop Insurance and Risk Management Education Program     



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