As the days are getting shorter and the nights colder, the time to start planning for the next growing season is now! A great place to start is at the 9th Annual Getting Started In Organic Farming Conference on January 18, 2014 at Goodwin College, East Hartford. This must attend event is perfect for perspective farmers or conventional farmers who are looking to transition to organic.
CT NOFA is happy to announce that Mark T. Rutkowski of Urban Oaks Farm will be presenting at this years conference. Mark is currently a staff farmer and greens manager at Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain, CT and farm consultant for the New Britain public school system. Mark's season extension experience includes growing in heated greenhouses, high tunnels and under row covers. Previously Mark was an incubator farmer at the Community Farm of Simsbury and an assistant at Grow Hartford. Mark is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. Mark will be presenting on Season Extension for the spring and fall.
For more information and online registration for the Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference visit: