The Annual TOFGA Conference will take place at the beautiful new Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center in Georgetown, TX. See our great lineup of speakers and sessions The conference includes two days of learning sessions plus multiple add-on pre-conference activities. Hundreds of farmers, farm supporters, and gardening enthusiasts are expected to attend from all over Texas!
We’re especially excited - 2018 is TOFGA’s 25th Anniversary! We’ll be celebrating 25 years of learning, networking, sharing, and building community throughout the event.
Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (TOFGA) is a statewide non-profit organization supporting farmers, ranchers, and gardeners who produce organic and sustainable food and fiber in Texas. With a focus on education and community, TOFGA promotes the many benefits of organic agriculture and encourages its use throughout Texas.
The conference kicks off on Thursday evening at 5:00 pm and concludes on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm. Registration opens both Friday and Saturday at 7:30 am. The full conference schedule will be posted shortly. In the meantime, be sure to plan for the following:
Location & Lodging Information - Discounted rate extended to Thurs., Jan. 11!
We are excited to host our conference in Georgetown, Texas at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center! This beautiful new hotel is located next to the San Gabriel River and convenient to Georgetown's historic downtown. We have a special TOFGA room rate of $119 per night if reserved by Jan. 11. Rates apply - so extend your stay and have some fun in Central Texas! Reserve your room now.
Interested in volunteering? Volunteers receive a discounted conference registration ($50) in exchange for 6-8 hours of volunteer work. Fill out an application form here, and if you have any questions, email Leah Gibson at email@example.com.
Regional Scholarship Application
Scholarships of $300 are available for farmers who live within 400 miles of Austin. Scholarships will be provided as a full amount reimbursement after attendance at the conference; receipts will not be required. Up to 50% of the full scholarship amount may be requested as an advance. Recipients will be required to attend the LFPP (Local Food Promotion Program) lunch break out session on Saturday, February 3 from 11:30-1:00 pm, during which participants will learn about the LFPP Central Texas Food Hub feasibility study as well as technical assistance on potential opportunities in wholesale markets. Apply here.
Conference Registration Costs - Register Now!
Member - Early Bird $225 until Monday, Jan. 15. $275 after Jan. 15.
Non-Member - Early Bird $275 until Monday, Jan. 15. $325 after Jan. 15.
Student – $150.00
Volunteer – $50.00 (submit a Volunteer Application)
Member – $125.00
Non-Member – $175.00
Individual - $65
Table for 10 - $600 - Bring a group and save!
$15- 35 depending on the workshop.
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