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The NOFA Summer Conference this past month was a great success. Many beginning farmers came out to attend workshops and farm tours, meet up with friends and enjoy two very inspirational keynote speeches.
Attending conferences like ours is one of the many ways beginning farmers can build their knowledge base and skill-set, helping them further along a career path that, unlike most other careers, is not clearly laid out.
If you want to be an electrician, a doctor or a teacher, there are very well defined ways to go about obtaining the certifications and experience needed to work in those professions. One can feel confident that after completing those requirements they have the skills needed to archive success in their field.
There’s no denying that this election season has been the strangest in a generation. But while the media has its cameras entirely focused on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, there are actually dozens of other races happening right here in Massachusetts, and these races are arguably as important or even more important to the future of our commonwealth and our country.
There is less than one month remaining until the workshop proposal deadline! We are currently seeking knowledgeable practitioners to submit workshop proposals for the 2017 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 14th at Worcester State University. Whether you are a seasoned presenter or have never taught a workshop before, whether you manage a small urban homestead, a commercial organic livestock operation, a landscaping firm, an apiary – if you have experience to share about working with living, organic systems, we want to hear from you!
Beginning Farmer Program
Free Monthly Phone/Web Workshop Series
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30th annual Winter Conference January 14, 2017