Maryland Organic Food & Farming Association 29th Annual Winter Workshop Meeting 2/22/2020

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Date(s) - 02/22/2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Maryland Department of Agriculture Building

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Maryland Organic Food & Farming Association

11229 Mattaponi Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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Maryland Organic Food & Farming Association 29th Annual Winter Workshop Meeting 2/22/2020 in Annapolis

MOFFA, the Maryland Organic Food and & Farming Association, will hold its 29th Annual Winter Workshop Meeting on Saturday February 22, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Maryland Department of Agriculture Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. The meeting is open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. (Snow date: March 7)

Learn, Explore, Connect, Grow!

Gain practical knowledge from organic farmers and researchers.  Explore current issues.  Join in lively discussions.  Meet fellow farmers, gardeners, food system advocates, and consumers.  Enjoy a delicious homegrown potluck lunch.  The MOFFA Annual Winter Workshop Meeting is a day chockfull of information and inspiration!

MOFFA Vice Chair, Claudia Raskin says:

“We have the news you can use!  Presentation, panels, and workshops for farmers and gardeners looking for new ideas and techniques, as well as networking opportunities for consumers and distributors looking for good sources of local, organic food.”

Keynote Speaker:

Margaret Morgan-Hubbard

Founder and Director of ECO City Farms

Making Maryland the Affordable ‘Healthy Food For All’ State


Growing Dryland Rice in Maryland, Developing A Cut Flower Business,

Raising Woodland Pork, Data-Driven Farming, Composting

Reaching Consumers Beyond Farmers Markets

Organic Update with Deanna Baldwin, MDA

The Latest Science & Research:

Dealing with Noxious Weeds in Organic Production,

Using Drainage Ditches to Enhance Biological Control,

Salmonella Colonization Susceptibility on Lettuce & Kale


Panel Discussions:

The New Young Black Farmer Movement

Climate Impact – Paying Farmers to Sequester Carbon

Legendary Homegrown Potluck Lunch *  Silent Auction

Half Price New Book Sale *  Display Tables

Only $5 for members and $20 for non-members

Membership is $25 for one year, $45 for two years and $12 for students. Registration is at the door or online.

For more information or to register online, go to

Attendees please bring a dish to share for the Potluck Lunch, one of the highlights of the meeting. You are encouraged to donate an item for the Auction to support MOFFA. Members may bring display materials. Table space will be available in exchange for auction item donations.

The Maryland Organic Food and Farming Association (MOFFA) was established in 1991 as a non-profit organization. A pioneer in the organic movement, MOFFA strives to build a sustainable network of individuals and organizations that support small farms, family gardens, and ecologically sound businesses.