New Mexico Organic Farming Conference is Feb. 15-16

For immediate release

Jan. 15, 2019
Media Contact:
Baylee Banks
New Mexico Department of Agriculture

2019 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference provides opportunity to learn and connect

Annual conference is Feb. 15 and 16

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Are you interested in the art of organic production? Whether you are an experienced farmer, a back-yard grower or a curious consumer, the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge on topics ranging from water conservation to new and exciting ideas in the realm of organic farming.

The Southwest’s largest organic agricultural gathering is Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, located at 800 Rio Grande Blvd. Northwest in Albuquerque.

The annual conference will focus on resilience and will comprise of over 30 session tracks including the following:

  • A panel on Tools and Strategies for Water Conservation and Resilience
  • Seed Saving and Variety Development for the Future in the Arid Southwest (Laurie Lange)
  • Wholesale Markets: The Next Frontier for New Mexico Growers (Kendal Chavez and Michael Venticinque)
  • A Practical Transition Toward a Functioning Soil (Dave Scott)
  • Using Cover Crops Creatively to Transition Ground to Organic (Rex Dufour)
  • A workshop on Advancing Your Soil Health

Attendees can also expect 60 exhibitor booths offering locally grown organic snacks, as well as an organic luncheon and endless networking opportunities that could help advance an interest or career in organic farming.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Ron Rosmann of Rosmann Family Farms. The Rosmann family has been dedicated to organic farming for 30 years and received the 2018 Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services Organic Farmer of the Year Award.

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte will provide the welcome address.

Anyone interested in attending the conference should visit to register and to view a tentative schedule of events. Early registration is recommended as luncheon tickets are limited.

For more information, email, call 505-490-2822 or visit


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