nodpa logo
events
DONATE NOW
O-DAIRY | CONTACT US | NEWSLETTER LOGIN | E-LETTER SIGNUP | CALENDAR


Home

Organic Checkoff
Field Days Archives

NODPA Industry News
National News
Feed & Grain Prices Organic Pay Price
O-Dairy ListServ

Events
Submit An Event •   
Farmer Classifieds
Business Directory
Newsletters
Advertising
Contact Us

Resources
Featured Farms

About NODPA
Membership
Support NODPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE
NODPA’s 8th Annual Field Days Event
& Annual Producer Meeting

Monday October 27th at 9:00 am to Tuesday October 28th at Noon
Holiday Inn, Auburn/Fingerlakes
New York 13021

Plan to arrive Sunday late afternoon to discuss the issues of the day with NODPA Board members and State Reps.

Monday will feature:

  • Clark Driftmier (formerly Aurora Organic Dairy) and others will be talking about marketing organic milk, especially the role that store brand will play,
  • Arden Nelson, Organic dairy farmer and veterinarian in Colorado who sold most of his cows and converted to a CSA will be part of a farmer panel of organic dairy farmers from across the country.
  • Field visit Klaas and Mary-Howell Martins Farm and their Lakeview operation to gain some valuable insight into different production methods, rotations and the future for organic grain and forage (well some ideas anyway!).
  • Annual dinner and organic dairy producer meeting where NODPA members will be updated on the previous year’s work and set the priorities for the NODPA work in 2009 -2014.

Tuesday will have some practical workshops on extending the grazing year, alternatives to purchased grain, marketing your own milk and other topical issues.

NODPA’s Field Days are a great place to re-connect with friends and with what is going on in the organic dairy world.

As usual, we will have a trade show for 1 ½ days, with many opportunities for farmers to visit the trade show, network with one another, learn about trends in the industry, and meet resource people who will be on hand. 

Save the date and watch the mail for a brochure on the event; remember to check out the NODPA News and the NODPA website for further details as they develop.

SPONSORSHIP

The major sponsors of this event are so far Organic Cow, Organic Valley, Horizon Organic, NOFA NY and supporters include MOSES, Acres USA, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, River Valley Fencing, Cold Springs Farm.

Want to sponsor or support the event? Go to:

http://nodpa.com/fielddays_sponsorship_2008.shtml and send in your contribution by August 10th.