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N.M. Organic Farmers Will Gather at Agriculture Conference

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An upcoming two-day New Mexico Organic Farming Conference will draw members of the state's $67 million organic farming industry. Taking place in Albuquerque, N.M., on Feb. 18 and 19, more than 30 production and marketing workshops will take place, and a vast organic foods exhibitor hall will further educate producers on organic farming techniques. Keynote speaker Jane Sooby of the Organic Farming Research Foundation will touch on hot topics in organic research, as well as recent results and information on how to set up a simple on-farm trial. A locally organic food luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 19, will feature fresh local vegetables and fruits.

Event organizers include New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, New Mexico Organic Commodity Commission and the non-profit organization Farm to Table.

Registration for the event costs $100 for the entire conference, or $65 for one day. Sign up prior to Jan. 26, on the Web site, or call Le Adams at 505-473-1004, ext. 10, or Joanie Quinn at 505-841-9067.

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