Varies - See registration page. $65 NOFA Members $81 Non-members
Join us at the 29th annual NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 16, 2016. Each year over 60 workshops, exhibits, and an all-day seminar are held at Worcester State. Each year it is fun for the whole family and includes a children’s conference for ages 3-12. 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. Greg Judy keynoted the 2015 NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 10 at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.
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.
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.