2018 NIFTI National Field School
November 5-7, 2018
Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO
The 7th annual NIFTI National Field School supports professional development and network building for Incubator Farm Project staff from across the country. The Field School is intended to provide interactive workshops, facilitated resource review sessions and regional networking and goal-setting opportunities. Farm tours and site visits of incubator farm projects and farmer training programs and initiatives in the Boulder/Denver area will be incorporated into the Field School experience.
Thank you to our sponsors, Farm Credit and Denver Botanic Gardens!
Field School Schedule of Events
Monday, November 5th–A full day of farm field trips and an evening reception at Denver Botanic Gardens (8am-7pm)
Tuesday and Wednesday November 6 + 7– Two full days (8am-5pm) of engaging discussions, workshops, and resource showcases related to incubator farming.
A draft agenda is available below. Please note that tweaks and changes may still take place, but the draft agenda gives a great overview of the diversity of talks we will be offering and a timeline of the three days.
Hotel Update! The room block is sold out at Millennium Harvest House Hotel. We do not have another room block set up. You are welcome to book a room outside of the room block or look into other hotels/AirBnbs in the area.
Transportation from Denver Airport to Boulder:
1. From the airport, catch the AB1-Downtown Boulder bus at the Denver Airport Station Gate 8. The fare is $9 and must be paid in cash (no change provided); ask for a transfer. Exit the bus at the first Boulder stop, Table Mesa Station. From Table Mesa, you can take the 236-Boulder Junction bus; your fare will be covered by the transfer. Exit the bus at the 28th and Arapahoe Ave stop and walk to the hotel (about .1miles). Total travel time is about 1hr and 15min, depending on the time of day. From the Table Mesa station, you could also use a ride share service, the distance is about 2.5 miles.
2. From the airport, catch the A-line light rail train at the south end of the terminal (follow the signs inside the terminal for the light rail, there is only one line). Tickets can be purchased at the train platform for $9. Hold on to your ticket as you will need it to transfer to a bus later. Take the light rail to the end of the line at Union Station. Exit the train on the platform and follow the signs for the bus terminal (this will take you underground). At gate B6, catch the FF1-Downtown Boulder bus; your train ticket will act as your transfer. Exit the bus at the first Boulder stop, Table Mesa Station. From Table Mesa, you can take the 236-Boulder Junction bus; your fare will be covered by the transfer. Exit the bus at the 28th and Arapahoe Ave stop and walk to the hotel (about .1miles). Total travel time is about 1hr and 45min, depending on the time of day. From the Table Mesa station, you could also use a ride share service, the distance is about 2.5 miles.
Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training (November 8) and Train-the-Trainer (November 8 + 9)
Please note: Very limited spots available!
NIFTI Field School attendees have a special opportunity to take part in a very affordable PSA Training after the Field School on November 8 + 9 in Boulder, Colorado. Grower Training is required for producers if their operations are covered under the Produce Safety Rule, more information can be found here. The Train-the-Trainer Course requires attendees to attend both days (Nov 8 + 9), even if attendees have previously taken the Grower Training course. Completing the Train-the-Trainer course allows you to deliver curriculum modules as a trainer in a PSA Grower Training, under the direction of a PSA Lead Trainer. More information is available here. Registration for these events is an optional add-on as part of the NIFTI Field School registration.
For more information, please email Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org.