2014 TOFGA Annual Conference

January 30 – February 2, 2014
Houston, TX

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 was held at:

Double Tree Hotel

15747 John F Kennedy Blvd

Houston, TX 77032

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