The Annual NODPA Field Days is a wonderful annual event attracting hundreds of organic dairy farms, experts, businesses, academics and activists to gather and share stories, knowledge and insights each August. Browse the links above to view photogallery highlights of each year--or to browse articles and resources presented as part of each annual event.
NODPA Field Days 2012
NODPA's 12th Annual Field Days and Annual Meeting was held September 27 & 28, 2012 at the centrally located Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center in Brattleboro, VT. This year's program, Farming Smarter: A Nutrient and Energy Dense Agenda to Help Farmers Become More Self-Reliant, was a direct response to this year's grain shortages, high feed prices, zero profit margins and dramatic weather patterns. NODPA brought together a rich array of national and regional leaders to share their knowledge and ideas about how farmers can become more self-reliant by growing more of their own feed in healthy, rich soil through workshops, panel discussions, a local farm tour and plenty of networking time.
For access to all resources from and about the 2012 NODPA Field Days, including Photo Gallery, power point presentations, and a final summary, click here.
Photo Gallery from the 2011 NODPA Field Days
Added November 2011. MORE >
2011 NODPA Field Day report, by Lisa McCrory
Added November 13, 2011. MORE >
NODPA’s 10th Annual Field Days: A Wrap Up
Added November, 2010. NODPA’s Annual Field Days and Producers’ Meeting took place at the height of the autumn color on October 7th and 8th in Unity, Maine at the wonderful Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s (MOFGA) Common Ground Fairground and Education Center. We could not have chosen a better venue or a more helpful and welcoming host. Read all that’s fit to print about what happened (unfortunately there are some things we can’t print – you will have to come to the next Field Days for those!) MORE >