Register by the July 17th early bird deadline and save 20%! This year NOFA is focusing on the role that healthier microbial communities can play in addressing the greatest collective challenges humanity has ever faced: global climate disruption and epidemics of chronic disease.
I am very happy to announce the hiring of Brittany Sidway Overshiner for the recently open Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator position. Brittany will work with us 10 hours per week – this in addition to her work as a farmer at Medway Community Farm. As the NOFA/Mass Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator, Brittany will be leading the cultivation of the next generation of committed organic farmers in Massachusetts.
Join us for the 41st annual NOFA Summer Conference: August 14-16, 2015. The conference is a dynamic and diverse gathering of people working at the intersections of organic agriculture and gardening, food justice, land management, education, carbon sequestration, environment and health.
The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that 70 percent of all antibiotics administered in the US are used as feed or water additives for pigs, poultry and cattle for the non-therapeutic purposes of growth promotion and general prevention of disease. Many doctors and medical associations have expressed concern that this widespread use of antibiotics in livestock production – not for promotion of health but simply to encourage faster growth – is a dangerous practice.