The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Winter Conference

Saturday, 16 January 2016 (All day)
Worcester State University
Worcester, MA
Cost: 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.

Contact Us
Coordinator: Cathleen O'Keefe, wc@nofamass.org
Exhibits/Sponsorships: Bob Minnocci, bob@nofamass.org
Registration: Christine Rainville, christine@nofamass.org
Workshops: Stacie Brimmage, wcworkshops@nofamass.org

 

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