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SAVE THE DATE

2015 NODPA Field Days: October 1 & 2, 2015

BW’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, Davis Countryside Meadows, Pavilion, NY 14525

Added May 25, 2015

Planning has begun for the 15th annual NODPA Field Days that will be held in Pavilion, a western New York town outside of Rochester, in Genesee County between Geneseo and Batavia, on October 1 & 2, 2015. Our agenda is taking shape around the urgent question that the NODPA Board and Representatives have been asking: “What can we do now so that our children and grandchildren will want to be, and can be, full-time farmers?” So, as we develop the program, one emerging theme will be about organic dairy farming for the next generation.

We are fortunate to be able to visit one organic dairy farm that is already incorporating strategies that acknowledge the changing needs of their next generation. The Tillotson Family will host the farm tour at their multi-generational Cottonwood Farms, LLC, in Pavilion, NY. In addition to this theme, there will be information sessions, discussions and educational workshops that focus on the important and timely issues confronting all organic dairy farm families.

In addition to a strong educational agenda and informative farm tour, we will have our annual social hour and banquet, featuring local, organic food, and NODPA’s Annual Meeting on Thursday evening, and our producer-only meeting on Friday morning. You will be able to visit our diverse trade show throughout the meeting, and will have many opportunities to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. More information on the agenda will follow in the July NODPA News and online at www.nodpa.com, so for now, SAVE THE DATE.

Look for Sponsorship and Trade show information and opportunities in your email and mailboxes in the next couple of weeks. For more information, or if you have questions about sponsoring or exhibiting at the 15th annual NODPA Field Days, contact NODPA Field Days Coordinator Nora Owens anytime at noraowens@comcast.net or 413-772-0444.