Grassroots Representation at 2019 Conferences

Posted on January 08, 2019

By Suzannah Schneider, Communications Manager and Certification Coordinator

Alternative Grassroots Certified Naturally Grown Organic Supporters
Farmers from Raindrop Ridge, Five Apple Farm Honey, and Spruill Farm Conservation Project with CNG's Alice Varon at Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference

We can't wait to see you at a number of conferences throughout the US in the next few months!

...and by "we," we mean the CNG community at large.

That's right, local Certified Naturally Grown Ambassadors will be representing our grassroots group at these excellent events. 

We are delighted to be able to tap CNG farmers to enthusiastically stand for our certification at local (but large!) events. This means we can be more efficient as an organization, minimizing travel costs and allowing local folks to dig deeper into their communities to help CNG grow.

Keep reading to learn the whos, whats, wheres, and whens of the 2019 conference season!

Plus: Are you looking to connect with our ambassadors or attend a CNG meetup during the conference? Sign up at the tail end of this post!

Certified Naturally Grown Organic Alternative Sustainable Lavender Pollinators
Who: Kylee Wongrowski of Luckey Road Lavender
What: The United States Lavender Growers' Association's Conference
Where: Charleston, South Carolina
When: January 24, 25, and 26

Certified Naturally Grown Organic Alternative Sustainable Gathering
Who: Denise Hayes of Hayes Farm and John Ward of Ward Vegetables
What: The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
Where: Acme, Michigan
When: January 25 and 26

Certified Naturally Grown Organic Alternative Sustainable Gathering
Who: Pete Robertson of Natural Cycles Farms and Jeannie Sanders of Sandershire Seasonings
What: Michigan Family Farms Conference
Where: Kalamazoo, Michigan
When: February 9

Certified Naturally Grown Organic Alternative Sustainable Gathering Oregon Small Farms
Who: Tim Williams of Maggy's Farm and Anna Wilson of Brown Bottle Farm
What: Oregon Small Farms Conference
Where: Corvallis, Oregon
When: February 23

Certified Naturally Grown Organic Alternative Sustainable Gathering Alaska
Who: Tracy Veal of Wilderness Greenhouse and Colin Peacock of Salt & Soil Marketplace
What: The Alaska Food Festival & Conference
Where: Homer, Alaska
When: March 8 and 9

Certified Naturally Grown Organic Alternative Sustainable Gathering School

Who: TBD! Would you like to get involved? Give us a shout!
What: Organic Growers School Conference
Where: Mars Hill, North Carolina
When: March 8, 9, 10


Are you looking to connect with our ambassadors or attend a CNG meetup during the conference?

Click here to sign up!