- Associated Press - Saturday, August 22, 2015

RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) - The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is seeking applicants for workshop proposals for its 34th annual winter conference.

Organizers say the event draws more than 1,500 farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, educators, policy makers and consumers for three days of workshops, networking and meals.

Suggested workshop topics for the February 2016 conference include technical commercial organic vegetable, fruit, herb, flower, dairy and livestock production; direct marketing strategies and best practices; homesteading and gardening; and health, wellness and nutrition.

NOFA-VT will also consider other workshop topics. The application deadline is Sept. 8.

Information about the conference and how to send in a proposal can be found online at https://nofavt.org/annual-events/winter-conference/RFP or by calling NOFA Vermont at (802) 434-4122.

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