2014 TOFGA Annual Conference
January 30 – February 2, 2014
Banquet Keynote Speaker - Forrest Pritchard,
farmer and author of Gaining Ground
Forrest Pritchard is a professional farmer and writer, holding degrees in English and Geology from William and Mary. His farm, Smith Meadows, has been featured on NPR, the Washington Post and Parade Magazine. One of the first “grass finished” farms in the country, Smith Meadows has sold at leading farmers’ markets in Washington DC for fifteen years. His book Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm was named a Top Ten Book by Publishers Weekly, Washingtonian and NPR’s The Splendid Table.
Thursday, Jan. 30 – Pre-Conference Workshops and Trade Show set up (1-5 PM):
9:30a-4pm - Drought Mitigation with HMI – off site/on-farm, all day
Blackwood Bounty, Hempstead, TX.
1:00 - 4:00 pm on site:
Fruit Trees (on farm) – Glen Miracle, Laughing Frog Farm
Organic Certification – Leslie McKinnon, OCC
New Farmer Workshop - Erin Flynn, Green Gate Farm
Social Media Marketing – Pam Johnson, Rose Creek Farm
Friday, Jan. 31 – all day: Workshop Sessions
4:30pm Annual Member Meeting
7:30pm Movie screening: American Meat
Saturday, Feb. 1 - all day: Workshop Sessions
6:30pm Annual Banquet with keynote speaker
Sunday, Feb. 2 – Urban Farm Tour Brunch (off site)
Lunch and banquet may be purchased for Saturday. No other meals offered. Hotel has restaurants and bar.
Conference will be held at:
Double Tree Hotel
15747 John F Kennedy Blvd
Houston, TX 77032
TOFGA room rate: $89/night Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Must be booked by Wednesday 1/22/14 by clicking the link below and following the directions or by calling the hotel directly at 800-222-TREE (8733):
Check back for updates to programming as they become available!