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Winter Conference

Greg Judy To Keynote 2015 Winter Conference
Saturday, 10 January 2015 (All day)
Worcester State University
Worcester, MA
Cost: Varies - See registration page. $65 NOFA Members $81 Non-members

Greg Judy keynoted 2015 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 10 at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Over 60 workshops, exhibits, an all-day seminar were held.  It was fun for the whole family! The children’s conference (ages 3-12) provided a lively, interactive way for kids to get educated.  Lots of do-it-yourself workshops keep teens active and engaged.  

Listen to the WICN Business Beat: Steve D'Agostino interviews keynoter, Greg Judy, and Conference Coordinator, Cathleen O'Keefe.  They talk about building a profitable farming business while caring for the health of the land.


Greg and Jan Judy of Clark, Missouri run a grazing operation on 1580 acres of leased and owned land, made up from 15 farms. They went from near bankruptcy in 1999 to paying off a 200 acre farm and house in 3 years.  Seven years ago, they switched from Management Intensive Grazing to Holistic High Density Grazing, and the results have been breathtaking.  They graze cows, cow/calf pairs, bred heifers, horses, and stockers, and also own a 250 head grass genetic South Poll cow herd, 300 head St. Croix hair sheep flock and graze pigs. They have also started direct marketing grass-fed beef, lamb and pork. The Judy’s use no lime, no fertilizer, no seeding, no chemicals, and no equipment.   

Conference Schedule

7:30 am

Registration/Exhibitors open (free tea and snacks for registrants)

9 am – 5 pm

Children's Program (during workshops & keynote)

9 – 10:30 am

Seminar 1/Workshop Session 1

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Annual Meeting and Keynote Address

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

All-organic, catered lunch

1:30 – 3 pm

Seminar 2/Workshop Session 2

3 – 3:45 pm

Break - Watch a short film or visit our exhibitors.  

3:45 – 5:15 pm

Seminar 3/Workshop Session 3

6:00 pm

Exhibits Close

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Post-Conference Dinner with Keynoter  (Organic menu)

Contact Us
Coordinator: Cathleen O'Keefe 413-387-2316 or
Exhibits/Sponsorships: Bob Minnocci 617-236-4893 or
Registration: Christine Rainville 508-572-0816 or
Workshops: Stacie Brimmage

Over the years, NOFA/Mass has presented a wide array of thoughtful, engaging and important keynote speakers, including Joel Salatin, Eliot Coleman, Michael Phillips, Jean Jeavons, Karen Washington, and Mark Shepard.

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