New Mexico Organic Farming Conference

Bookwork sells books at the New Mexico Organic Farming Conference. More info about the conference can be found here.

Thursday February 15, 2018

                5:00 – 7:00pm Exhibitor setup and volunteer meeting

Friday February 16, 2018

7:00am Registration open

7:00 Coffee/tea and morning snack station

                Exhibitors open

8:00 – 5:00 Resource Room:  Sign up for Farmer Interviews, NM Farmers Marketing Association

8:30-10:00 Breakout Sessions group 1 (Soils Analysis, Pollinators, livestock disease, root crops, Seeds, Marketing)

10:30-12:00 Breakout Sessions group 2 (Corn/Small Grains, Interns, NRCs programs, Certification Support, Drip Irrigation Panel, Myciorrhizal Fungi )

12-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:00 Demonstrations (Hops equipment, Dr. Lombard)

1:30-3:00 Breakout Sessions group 3 (Worker Safety, hoop house construction, FSMA/Produce Safety Rule, Hay, Meat/Specialty Processing)

3:00 Afternoon tea and snack station

3:30-5:00 Breakout Sessions group 4 (Pruning, Water harvesting, Carbon Farming, Advanced Compost, Impact of Importing Organic)

6-8:00 Career Connection & Winter Mixer,

Quivira New Agrarian Program

Saturday February 17, 2018

7:00am Registration

7:00 Coffee/tea and morning snack station

                Exhibitors open

8:00 – 12:00 Resource Room:  Sign up for Farmer Interviews, NM Farmers Marketing Association

8:00-9:30 Breakout Sessions group 5 (Carbon Sequestration, Building a Greenhouse, Grafting Tomatoes, Seed Saving, Diversification at Full Belly Farm, Intro to Compost)

9:45-11:15 Breakout Sessions group 6 (Berry/small fruit session, Cover Crops, why every farmer needs a microscope, Native American resilience gardening techniques, American Grown/Slow Flower movement, Classroom Ag, Enterprise Analysis, HMI)

12:00-2:00    Welcome

                New Mexico Local & Organic Luncheon

                Steve Ela, Ela Family Farms, Keynote Address

                Recognition and Awards

2:15-4:00 Networking Sessions (Livestock, School Agriculture, Crops, Native American)

4:00 End of NMOFC 2018, Thank You for joining us!

Friday, February 16 – 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 17 – 7:00 am to 5:00 pm


Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid North

5151 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque, NM


General Registration Opens November 1st.

For information about registration, click here.

For more information about past programs, click here.


The 2018 New Mexico Organic Farming Conference:

A mutual opportunity for farmers, ranchers and researchers from around the Southwest to share their experiences and expertise. Please join us!

For any questions please contact Sage Faulkner at or find the conference on Facebook!

Event date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00am to Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109