Northeast Organic Farming Conference Held at UVM

By Staci DaSilva |

Published 02/16 2014 06:15PM

Updated 02/16 2014 06:46PM


Farmers, gardeners and food enthusiasts came together on the UVM campus on Sunday. It was all for the Northeast Organic Farming Association Conference in Vermont.

The 2-day event attracts 1,400 people to attend various workshops, exhibits and trade shows.

The goal is to promote awareness about where our food comes from and buying local foods.

“Everyone has the opportunity to make that difference 3 times a day,” said Caitlin Gildrien, NOFA Vermont Outreach Coordinator. “Just by choosing what foods they eat and where they buy them and paying a little bit of attention."

“If there's a theme of a question, that could be our future project. There's just this amazing community of people that know a lot more than we do about what it's like on the ground,” said Emma Hempstead, from VT Law School’s Center for Agriculture & Food Systems.

Topics of discussion at this year’s conference were Vermont's GMO labeling bill, fair labor advocacy and organic farming.

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