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SAVE THE DATE FOR:
NODPA’s 9th Annual Field Days And Producer Meeting
Thursday August 13 at Noon to Friday August 14th at 5:00 pm
Spring Wood Organic Farm, Kinzers, Pennsylvania

Back to the Future ... in the Summer!

NODPA Field Days will return to Roman Stoltzfoos’ family farm for the 2009 Field Days. The first Field Days was held at Spring Wood Farm on August 22, 2001 and we are returning to walk the fields again, with the always interesting commentary of Roman and his family. In 2001 Lisa McCrory summed up this bucolic paradise; "The cows were enjoying a fresh paddock of grasses and legumes, the chickens were foraging for bugs and grass near their mobile chicken house, swans were swimming lazily in the pond and 2,000 young turkeys were chirping a contented chorus that
could be heard all the way to the farm house."

There will be workshops on different aspects of low cost production and maximizing the use of home grown forage at a time when the profitability of organic dairy is in question. Producers from across the country will share their perspectives on organic dairy, and the farmer panels will disscuss how they are planning for the future and have diversified their operations.

NODPA’s Field Days are a great place to re-connect with friends and to hear what is going on in the organic dairy world. The annual producer meeting, on Thursday evening, will be an opportunity for
NODPA farmer members to be updated on the previous year’s work and to set the priorities for the NODPA work in 2009 -2014.

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. If you are interested is sponsoring this event, or making a donation to support it and NODPA’s great work, please contact Ed Maltby in order to be included in the 3,000 brochures that will be mailed out. If you want to be an exhibitor and promote your product at the tradeshow, contact Ed Maltby quickly before the limited space
disappears.

To sponsor the conference, make a donation, or reserve space at the trade show, please contact Ed Maltby by phone, 413-772-0444 or email, ednodpa@comcast.net.