Postponed: Connecticut Compost Conference
Update: March 10, 2020
On behalf of the CT Compost Conference Planning Committee, it is with disappointment that we inform you of our decision to postpone the CT Compost Conference, originally scheduled for March 23, 2020, until Fall 2020.
Over the last few weeks, we have been monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus, discussing, and reviewing the options. The CT Compost Conference is intended to provide education and networking opportunities. This cannot be achieved while authorities are warning people to avoid crowds and unnecessary gatherings. We do not want to put anyone at risk. With the Governor’s announcement on Sunday, it seems wise to reschedule the conference to Fall 2020.
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut regarding COVID-19, as well as guidance and additional resources, visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Further information is also available from CCSU here: ccsu.edu/coronavirus/
Once again, on behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope you will join us this Fall.
Please stayed tuned for updates and announcements as they become available at ctnofa.org.
Archived March 10, 2020:
CT RC&D and partners are working together to host Connecticut’s first Compost Conference. This informative day will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussion, networking, exhibitors, and a Q&A. This critical event will provide information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and a sustainable society.
Generous Sponsors: Sustainable CT, Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement, Recycle CT, UConn Master Composter Program, American Farmland Trust, CT Recyclers Coalition, Peels & Wheels Composting, Council on Soil and Water Conservation, and CCAPA.
Planning Partners: CCSU, CT DEEP, CT DOAG, CT RC&D, CT NOFA, USDA NRCS, UConn Extension, American Farmland Trust, CT River COG, NW Conservation District, Center for Ecotechnology (MA), CCSWC, Composting Association of VT and other partners from MA and VT.
Full registration scholarships are available to make the CT Compost Conference more accessible and inclusive by providing financial assistance to attend. Scholarships are prioritized for new or beginning farmers, farmers of low-income, or farmers who belong to ethnic, racial and sexual identity groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in Connecticut agriculture.
If you are interested in a registration scholarship please email Emily Cole at American Farmland Trust before registering for the CT Compost Conference. Her email is ecole [at] farmland.org – please include a brief introduction to yourself and your farming goals or experiences in your email.
Please call 860.345.3977 for more information.